Siemens invests in solar inverter manufacturing at Burlington facility
Siemens Canada is entering into the solar market as a local manufacturer of inverters for Photovoltaic (PV) power generation with production beginning immediately in its Burlington facility, resulting in the creation of 50 new jobs. Delivery dates have been set as early as November 2010.
“Through the manufacturing of PV Inverters in Ontario, Siemens will
allow customer investing in commercial and solar farm applications to
meet the “minimum required domestic level” requirement by the Ontario
government’s feed-in-tariff (FiT) program,” says the press release.
Siemens will be engaging locally based suppliers by sourcing and
purchasing materials to further direct financial investment. The
technology takes DC power as input generated from a PV- Module and
converts that power into AC power, which is then output into the grid.
Its goal is to help setup Solar PV installation to meet Ontario
government’s FiT program. Currently 800 e-houses have been manufactured
and deployed from the Burlington facility.