Solar Panel Manufacturer Eclipsall Celebrates Opening of Toronto Facility

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 Energy Corp.

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 Ontario market." 

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.

SOURCE Eclipsall Energy Corp.

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