Silfab Ontario to supply Sunny Day Energy with 5 MWp domestic content modules
By Alyssa Dalton
December 22, 2011 – Silfab Ontario and Sunny Day Energy have entered into an agreement to supply approximately 5 MWp of domestic content modules, for the latter will install at different commercial rooftop projects in the Greater Toronto Area, ranging in size between 200 and 500 KWp.
The SLA 60 cells single-crystalline modules, with a power pick of 255 and 260 Wp, are manufactured at Silfab Ontario’s new production plant in Mississauga, Ont., and satisfy the local Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program’s domestic content requirement. The plant opened earlier this year.
“A project like this,” said Franco Traverso, president of Silfab Ontario, “keeps production lines running and people employed, and gives us strong visibility in the upcoming years. Ontario is still a photovoltaic market with a huge potential, despite the current discussions about the decrease of FITs and the resulting temporary cooling of the demand.”
According to the company, Sunny Day opted for Silfab Ontario partly because of its “commitment to quality, highly efficient and maintained production facility” and ability to offer modules using either poly-crystalline or mono-crystalline silicon in both 60 and 72 cell counts.
The majority of the rooftop projects will be developed by RESCo Energy Inc., a full service Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Maintenance (EPCM) firm focusing on rooftop solar PV energy systems.