Mississauga, ON – The province of Ontario is investing in a new solar manufacturing plant that is creating 71 new jobs in Mississauga. The plant will employ up to 200 people at full capacity and distribute solar panels across North America.
Silfab Ontario Inc. is now producing high-efficiency solar panels. The Italy-based company has made this location its first and only plant in North America. It is investing nearly $13.5 million in the project, including a $3.3 million loan from the province.
The provincial government plans eliminate coal-fired power by the end of 2014 and move to an electricity system that is clean, using renewable sources of power like wind and solar.
The province currently has more than 200 megawatts of solar capacity connected from over 4,600 solar projects — enough electricity to power over 30,000 homes.