Solar tech manufacturer MEMC will be making solar photovoltaic modules at its Newmarket, Ont. plant for Northland Power Inc.’s 130-megawatt Ontario project portfolio.
TORONTO: Solar tech manufacturer MEMC will be making solar photovoltaic modules at its Newmarket, Ont. plant for Northland Power Inc.’s 130-megawatt Ontario project portfolio.
Northland Power, a Toronto-based clean power generation company, said the modules, part of a master supply agreement with MEMC Singapore Pte. Ltd, an affiliate of MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., fit in to its $600 million investment in Ontario ground-mounted solar projects.
Northland didn’t reveal the financial details of this agreement, but said its investment is expected to create 700 new engineering and construction jobs through the build-out of its projects.
The company operates more than 1,000 megawatts of diversified generation, and is developing renewable and thermal projects in the province, including wind, run-of-river, co-generation, as well as a 400 megawatts of pumped storage facility east of Peterborough, Ont.
Earlier this year, MEMC began manufacturing solar PV panels in Ontario for SunEdison, its solar energy subsidiary, to help the company meet the 60% domestic content requirements of the province’s feed-in-tariff program.
In July, MEMC announced the expansion of production with its manufacturing partner Flextronics.