TORONTO, June 23, 2011 /CNW/ - Over 300 people, including the Honourable
Brad Duguid, Ontario's Minister of Energy, were on hand today to be
part of the opening of one of Canada's newest manufacturers, Eclipsall
Eclipsall is manufacturing high quality solar PV panels at their new
Scarborough location in the east end of Toronto.
Eclipsall will create some 100 new jobs and the company will be in full
production by late summer of this year. The 120,000 square foot
manufacturing facility at 5900 Finch Avenue East will house all of the
company's operations and includes additional room for expansion.
During its grand opening ceremony today, Eclipsall also announced that
they are entering a long term partnership with an international solar
development company to manufacture approximately 400 MW of pv modules
for solar projects across North America over the next five years.
The Eclipsall expansion is expected to create an additional 200 jobs for
the local Toronto economy.
"This is a milestone for the Eclipsall team", said Les Lyster, CEO of
Eclipsall. "The Ontario government has put the necessary framework in
place to support and foster the province's solar energy sector.
Certainly, it is the major factor in the creation of Eclipsall Energy.
We are excited to have the Minister take part in our grand opening
ceremony and to officially start production of our solar panels for the
The Honourable Brad Duguid, Ontario's Minister of Energy attended the
grand opening. "Ontario's shift toward clean energy is creating
thousands of jobs and attracting billions of dollars of investment for
Ontarians. It is also a key part of Ontario's plan to replace dirty
coal, clean up the air we breathe and build a healthier future for
generations to come", the Minister said.
Ontario's solar manufacturing sector is ramping quickly to meet the
market demand prompted by the provincial government's Feed In Tariff
program, the largest climate change initiative in Canada.
Eclipsall Energy Corp. was established in 2009 and is now well on target
to become a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of high
performance PV modules. The company's manufacturing and head office
operations are located in Toronto, ON where it will focus production of
high performance PV modules in both 60 and 72 cell configurations. www.eclipsall.com
SOURCE Eclipsall Energy Corp.
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