United Solar will establish a new facility in Ontario, Canada, to manufacture its proprietary thin-film solar laminates.

The 7,000 square meter facility, located at 6135 Morton Industrial Parkway in LaSalle, Ontario, is under lease to the company for 10 years.

According to the company, the solar laminates will be manufactured in the facility specifically for sale in the Ontario market.

The plant will have an initial annualized capacity of 15MW, but will be designed with the ability to quickly ramp to 30MW once higher market demand is established.

United Solar has applied for training grants from the Ontario government to assist with the ramp up of the facility.

In addition, the company is expecting to receive support under the Ontario Works Program and from the Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit, which are designed to encourage job growth in the province.

The facility is expected to commence operation by August 2011.