By Renewable Energy Focus staff
The Ontario feed-in tariff demands that a majority of solar components are made locally, and Conergy has therefore entered a two-year framework agreement with an undisclosed manufacturing partner in Ontario.
A Conergy spokesperson tells Renewable Energy Focus that Conergy does not disclose manufacturing partners "since we focus on quality of our Conergy products and not on the partner himself." The deal is in the lower-mid double-digit MW range.
The Ontario solar market is expected to double in 2011.
“It is crucial to Conergy, that we can guarantee our customers a dependable volume of Conergy ON modules. The Conergy modules offer long-term performance and yield. They meet the strict Canadian funding guidelines for 2011. The results are obvious: With Conergy ON, we offer our customers the highest possible investment security with excellent return,” says Jared Donald, Head of Conergy Canada.
Andreas Wilsdorf, Chief Sales Officer, adds: “The solar market in Ontario is both challenging and promising. With a product and services portfolio, perfectly tuned to the local market, Conergy continues to strengthen its local position. Our involvement in the region does not stop at the Canadian border. In the USA, we also rely on proximity to our customer base – specifically with our new mounting systems factory in Sacramento, California. With our strong involvement in North America, our growth rate will increase in this important market.”