New Solar Panel Assembly Plant To Be Built In Hamilton
Joint Venture With Chinese Company Creating Up To 300 Jobs
An Ontario company is forming a joint venture with a Chinese partner that will create up to 300 jobs at a solar panel assembly plant in Hamilton.
JNE Consulting and Chinese-based Daqo Group Co. Ltd., are building the $5 million project, expected to be completed within two years. JNE signed the agreement during its recent visit to China as part of an Ontario trade mission featuring companies in construction and engineering.
The Green Energy Act is making Ontario a world leader in the clean energy industry, helping to attract investment, create jobs and clean the air we breathe. In recent months, Ontario has attracted over $1 billion in private sector investment and created more than 1,400 construction jobs through clean energy investments.
Attracting clean energy manufacturing plants is part of the McGuinty government's Open Ontario Plan to build a clean energy economy that creates jobs and protects our environment.
- More than 1,500 megawatts of new electricity from wind, solar and water sources have been brought online since 2003.
- Ontario is Canada's leader in wind and solar capacity, home to the largest wind farms in Canada and now home of the largest solar photovoltaic farm in the world.
- Global Chinese technology company Huawei recently announced it will be creating 164 new jobs over five years at its Ottawa R&D centre.
“This investment means that moms and dads can go home and tell their family that they have a new job in a growing industry with a bright future. By supporting clean energy we also get cleaner air so that families across Ontario live healthier lives.”
“The international collaboration between Hamilton's JNE Consulting and Daqo Group Co. Ltd., in China is a great example of Ontario's strength as a global leader in green energy. This announcement means good jobs for Hamiltonians and a clean environment for Ontario families.”
“JNE Consulting is delighted to announce this joint venture with China's Daqo Group Co. Ltd. With its skilled workforce and excellent transportation links, Hamilton is the perfect location for this project, supported by Ontario's forward-looking approach to becoming a North American green energy leader.”