China-based solar LED manufacturer WeFaces Technology Inc. will build its new North American headquarters within the sustainability campus at Edmonton International Airport, Alberta, Canada.
According to Edmonton Global, EIA has entered a strategic partnership to help WeFaces begin research and development as well as the mass production of advanced solar panel lighting systems. WeFaces will set up offices as well as a product showcase area at EIA by fall 2021 and immediately begin research and development work. By 2022 the company will begin manufacturing Canadian made solar lighting products for international export from the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.
“Collaboration with EIA will enable us to quickly develop our solar energy and intelligent control technologies and expand in the global market,” Vilens Lin, CEO of “WeFaces Technology Inc. & Vilens Group Co. Ltd. noted.
“On behalf of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, we are excited to welcome WeFaces Technology Inc. to our community. The combination of WeFaces Technology Inc.’s North American Head Office and major solar and lighting manufacturing facility will have a significant impact on our regional economy. We worked closely with EIA on attracting this important investment. EIA is becoming known as Canada’s Innovation Airport in part due to their innovative approach to attracting international investment and businesses to our region, well done,” Malcolm Bruce, CEO Edmonton Global said.
This development will be the second major solar-power related investment at EIA, following the announcement this past summer of Airport City Solar. The two projects are unrelated to each other but represent EIA’s commitment to fostering growth and diversity in the energy sector.
“We’re committed to helping grow Alberta’s economy with strategic partners such as WeFaces Technology. This is a long-term approach to creating jobs and attracting investment to the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Our focus on innovation and technology developments, along with transportation partners, tourism and entertainment are making Airport City a major place to do business and invest in this region,” said Tom Ruth, EIA President and CEO.
WeFaces Technology Inc. is a new Alberta company, which will act as the North American head office and distribution point for NanDe Solar Energy Technology Co Ltd. Based in China. NanDe Solar Energy Technology Co., Ltd., formerly the Zhongshan Wanxin Lighting Technology Co., Ltd., was founded in 2003 with a registered capital of 10 million RMB, located in Xiaolan Town, Zhongshan city, Guangdong province, China.