Siliken Renewable Energies closed its solar panel production facility Friday in Windsor. The company made the announcement almost one year to the day after it opened and on the very day it was revealed the city still has Canada’s highest unemployment rate.
“It’s disappointing news for this community,” Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan said Friday while in Windsor. Duncan compared the solar panel industry to the arrival of the auto industry, when there were several auto manufacturers fighting to enter the market.
“The strong competitive ones survived. Unfortunately Siliken couldn’t make a go of it,” Duncan said. “Market conditions have been bad for solar around the world.” Read article