|Siliken’s Ontario-made PV modules will meet the domestic content requirements required by the province’s microFIT incentive program.|
The Siliken Group of renewable energy companies will open a plant manufacturing photovoltaic modules in Ontario, Canada, with an initial production capacity of 50 MW. It could start operations in the last quarter of 2010. Siliken is completing the choice of location and the necessary legal paperwork in order to set this plant in motion.
The production plant will create approximately 150 direct jobs in Ontario. The manufactured equipment will produce clean power equalling the consumption of roughly 19,000 households, which will avoid yearly emissions of 40,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, as well as the generation of 40,000 milligrams of highly radioactive waste.
The new plant will join the other Siliken plants that are currently productive in Valencia (Spain) and San Diego (California, USA). It is to absorb the demand for PV equipment which started to grow since bonuses for power production (FIT Program) have been introduced for photovoltaic installations in Ontario and since the introduction of positive discrimination of the product manufactured in this province under the new legislation.
Siliken is one of the most prestigious modules manufacturers in Europe and one of the most agile in starting new production installations, as it designs and produces its own machinery. With this operation, the Siliken group will strengthen its current international business presence, operating in Spain, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Greece, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United States. It will also increase its production capacity to 250 MW, created in the production plants in Valencia and San Diego.
Siliken is a group of companies specializing in the manufacture of modules, other PV components, and in developing turn-key projects. The company is strongly involved in a vertical integration process. Currently, it has a silicon and trichlorosilane purification plant. Siliken produces PV modules, power inverters, installation structures, electrical security panels, string monitors and other components. In addition, it operates in the wind sector and produces different models of low-power air generators.
Siliken modules have the following quality certifications: TUeV Rheinland (Germany), UL (USA and Canada), and SGS ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. The modules go through severe quality controls to guarantee efficient, robust, and lasting products as well as the fastest return on investment.
With this manufacturing plant Siliken will be able to offer high quality UL-certified modules to Canadian developers required to fulfill the Domestic Content Requirements stipulated in the FIT program.
Read Large-Scale Solar Power Systems: Construction and Economics from Amazon.