Advanced Energy expands operations in Ontario
Expansion to increase capacity to meet Canadian solar industry demand.
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced that it will expand its operations in Ontario including a new legal entity in Canada to provide local support. In addition, the Fort Collins, Colorado-based company has formed a strategic relationship with an electronics manufacturing services company based in Ontario to manufacture the Solaron and PV Powered PV grid-tie inverter products locally. The move will expand the production capability of its residential, commercial and utility-scale inverters.
Initially, the company says the new facility will provide Canadian customers with sales and support services, but will ultimately include field service and application engineering resources. The regional manufacturing capability will also provide Canadian customers access to Solaron and PV Powered inverters while meeting the requirement for local content by the Ontario government’s feed-in-tariff (FiT) program under the Green Energy Act.
Advanced Energy expects to start shipping locally manufactured products in the fourth quarter of 2010 and has the capability to ramp capacity as the market expands. To further broaden local content, Advanced Energy’s 1 MW and 2 MW medium-voltage integrated inverter solutions will also be manufactured in Ontario through a separate local collaboration.