Residents of Windsor, Ont., where the unemployment rate is still hovering above 12 per cent, are getting a much-needed ray of sunshine. Solar Source Corp. has announced that is it planning to open Ontario’s first solar panel manufacturing facility in the border city this year. The 45,000-square-foot facility, which will be located on Windsor airport lands, is expected to employ up to 200 people by next spring, and up to 500 people within three years. According to Solar Source president Ross Beatty, the company chose Windsor due to its proximity to the U.S., and recruitment potential from the University of Windsor. The company has partnered with Hind High Vacuum Company (HHV), which manufactures the most crystalline silicon solar panel manufacturing tools and amorphous silicon thin film in India. Solar Source is investing $40 million in the launch.