Q-Cells, a leading photovoltaic company and ATS Automation Tooling Systems’ via Photowatt, have collaborated for the progress of Ontario’s significant clean energy projects.
In April, Ontario Power Authority had granted provisional Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) contract to Ontario Solar PV Fields, a solar projects developer whose 50% interest is possessed by ATS and Q-Cells. This agreement focused on developing seven Ontario ground projects with a total power production of 64 MW, thereby featuring around 10% of the 650 MW generating ground mounted solar projects awarded throughout Ontario. This project is likely to commence by 2011.
The FIT solar project will be assisted by ATS and Q-Cells in providing engineering-procurement-construction (EPC), Q-Cells solar cells and other project development linked services. Photowatt Ontario will supply Photowatt modules for the project.
Martin Cecchetto, ATS Vice President, Corporate Development expressed his pleasure over partnering with ATS and Photowatt for promoting Ontario’s solar opportunities by means of their latest and sophisticated automated solutions.
According to Marc van Gerven, North American CEO, Q-Cells, in 2011, the Ontario solar market is expected to dominate other solar markets in North America. He added that their collaboration fits well with their company’s globalization policy by merging their proficiency with leading companies like ATS.