"TransForm was producing transmission components within ten months of the initial announcement. This could not have been accomplished without the tremendous support that we received from the City of London and the LEDC. They have responded with urgency to our business needs and have proven invaluable in the success of our launch."
The acceptance and use of alternative energy and green technologies is still in the early stages of development, but London is already doing much in this area. The LEDC currently has many investment files exploring London’s capabilities and support for solar panels, wind energy, bio-mass, geothermal equipment and bio-fuels.
Western has researchers working on solar cell materials, hydrogen storage, polymers for batteries and bio fuel production.
Fanshawe College’s School of Applied Science & Technology has developed a solar powered electric golf cart prototype, has several solar and alternate energy projects in development, and is researching greener, smarter and more efficient power grids.
London is already a leader in bio-gas production with the first urban production facility in Ontario underway. The existing strength of London’s manufacturing sector is complimentary to manufacturing components for green technologies, and the LEDC will continue to identify new opportunities in these industries.