Local Content Assurance Bureau Inc.

Local Content Assurance Bureau Inc.
GP JOULE PV Canada Corp.

October 04, 2011 11:24 ET

Local Content Assurance Bureau Inc. Pre-Qualifies GP Joule's Ground Mount Racking System (With Habdank Technology) as CORE Domestic Content Compliant in Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2011) - The Local Content Assurance Bureau Inc. ("LCAB") announced today that it has issued a CORE certification pre-qualification to GP JOULE PV Canada Corp. ("GP Joule") for the production of its ground mount racking system that is using the technology of Habdank PV-mounting systems. This comes after a rigorous and independent review of GP Joule´s supply chain, manufacturing facilities and products. The CORE certification demonstrates that the GP Joule mounting system is produced in compliance with its domestic content requirements.

LCAB's Contributor to Ontario Renewable Energy Program (CORE Program) is an industry led, voluntary certification process developed to help Ontario manufacturers, suppliers, professional services firms, and individuals meet domestic content requirements set out by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) in the OPA's Feed-In Tariff Program (FIT Program).

This CORE certification pre-qualification required a detailed onsite review of GP Joule's supply-chain, sub-contractor operations and production facilities in order to verify a wide variety of aspects of GP Joule's production practices, capacity, documentation and techniques. Based on this detailed review and further analysis, LCAB can say with confidence that GP Joules' operations and contracted supply chain for the production of their ground mount racking system fulfill, in our opinion, the domestic content requirements set forth in the FIT Program, specifically with regards to activity 6 of Table 2 and Table 4.

"We are happy to report that all the different suppliers evaluated for domestic content passed our audits," said Etienne Lecompte, Managing Director of LCAB. "GP Joule has taken special care in selecting its suppliers with regards to their capabilities to deliver domestic content compliant components. The fact that they have chosen to pre-qualify their supply chain through our services demonstrate their willingness to maximize the domestic impact of their manufacturing in Ontario. This once again is a great demonstration of the positive impacts on the local economy of the Feed-in-Tariff Program."

Niclas Fritsch, CEO of GP Joule PV Canada Corp. said "We are always working with local and well selected suppliers to meet our highest quality requirements. To get the certification is for us on the one hand a proof of our high quality ground mounted racking system and on the other hand an important milestone in our efforts to support the growth of solar energy in Ontario. It was a pleasant and fruitfull experience working with LCAB. The comprehensive audit from LCAB will take care that the Ontario economy gets maximum benefit from the Feed In Tariff program and assure the quality of components of the Ontario PV market.

About Local Content Assurance Bureau Inc.

LCAB (www.lcab.ca) provides supply chain, manufacturing, and process assessments to certify that business activities are local. The company's flagship program, the CORE Program, is designed to help Ontario businesses meet domestic content requirements under the OPA's FIT Program. Note that the CORE Program is owned and managed by LCAB and is not directly affiliated with the Ontario Power Authority.

About GP JOULE PV Canada Corp.

GP JOULE PV Canada Corp, headquartered in Mississauga, specializes in the profitable use of renewable energy, and to this end develops, designs, builds and finances PV projects, from which customers will benefit for a long time to come. GP Joule´s solutions make it possible to transform land into large sundrenched expanses, producing environmentally-friendly electricity. As a system integrater operating worldwide, GP Joule and their partner Habdank for the ground mount racking system, a company with nine decades of experience in the steel and metal construction sector, are now in a position to provide services for the entire PV supply chain and the entire life cycle of PV installations, engineered in Germany, from a single provider and with the experience of over 200MW turn-key PV projects and more than 600MW installed ground mount racking systems worldwide. For further information please contact us at: info@gp-joule.ca or visit our website www.gp-joule.ca.

Contact Information

  • Local Content Assurance Bureau Inc.
    Etienne Lecompte
    Managing Director
    1-800-984-5929 x 100
    elecompte@lcab.ca