Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd., a vertically integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers and photovoltaic cells and modules in China, says it has entered into a supply agreement with Photowatt Ontario Inc. (PWO), a wholly owned subsidiary of ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.
Under the terms of the agreement, PWO will produce Hanwha SolarOne PV modules to serve the Ontario marketplace. The agreement is for PWO to produce and deliver approximately 160 MW of modules over four years, using cells supplied by Hanwha SolarOne, with the potential for the parties to increase the volumes by up to another 160 MW over the four-year period.
The modules, which are intended to serve demand in connection with the Ontario feed-in-tariff (FIT) program, will be fully compliant with FIT and microFIT program domestic-content requirements, according to the companies.
Shipments are currently expected to begin in October.