Solar Panels for Large-Scale Ontario Project Manufactured in York Region
Posted on June 7, 2012
SunEdison Canada’s SunE Rutley Solar Farm is the first large scale solar project to come online under Ontario’s feed-in-tariff program. It will produce 10 Megawatts of clean electricity, which is expected to power over 1,200 homes each year.
Solar panels for the project are being produced by MEMC/SunEdison at the Flextronics plant in Newmarket, York Region.
Strategically located in greater Toronto, York Region is one of North America’s top CleanTech industry hubs, home to over 400 companies delivering green business solutions including more than 120 renewable energy companies and service providers. Among the global Solar PV firms operating or manufacturing in York Region are SunEdison, Silicor, Sungrow, Enecsys, Mitsubishi Electric, CentroSolar, SolarEdge, General Electric, Enphase Energy, LDK Solar and SunLink.
“The SunE Rutley Solar Farm is a welcome addition to Ontario’s thriving clean energy sector, and companies like Flextronics continue to grow our province’s manufacturing expertise,” said Mr. Chris Bentley, Ontario’s Minister of Energy. “We are increasing our supply of renewable energy, creating good clean jobs and ensuring cleaner air for future generations.”
About York Region
York Region, Greater Toronto’s fastest growing region, is home to 1.1M residents and 41,000 business establishments, making it one of Canada’s largest municipalities and Ontario’s 2nd largest business centre.
Comprised of nine municipalities, York Region earned a reputation as a premier business location in Canada, including major operations of 14 Fortune 100 companies, four of Canada’s Top 10 corporate R&D investors, the country’s 2nd largest concentration of Information & Communications Technology (ICT) firms and many global industry leaders in technology, manufacturing and business services.