Q-Cells, ATS Establish Ontario Joint Venture

Q-Cells SE and ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. have established a joint venture for the development of large-scale renewable energy projects in Ontario. The companies are working with Photowatt, an integrated manufacturer and developer of solar systems.

ATS and Q-Cells each hold a 50% interest in the project development company Ontario Solar PV Fields Inc., which received conditional feed-in-tariff contracts from the Ontario Power Authority in April for seven Ontario ground-mounted projects totaling 64 MW.

The projects represent approximately 10% of the 650 MW of ground-mounted solar projects awarded throughout the province and are expected to begin construction in 2011 and beyond, the companies state. ATS and Q-Cells will both contribute project development, engineering, procurement, construction and related services to the venture. The partnership will utilize domestic-content modules supplied by Photowatt Ontario with Q-Cells solar cells.

SOURCE: Ontario Solar PV Fields

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