On 12 Dec 2017, SVA confirmed their intent to support the prototyping and development of the structural part made in aluminium and committed to provide an immediate non-refundable contribution. SVA will provide support with the experts in the design and manufacturing of the aluminum components required for Solar Falcon. This is a significant risk reduction development of the SF structural components, as well as the manufacturing process receives support from the leading metallurgic experts to ensure our structure achieves the best strength to weight ratio under our unique environmental conditions.
The SVA is located in the Province of Quebec in the corridor from La Baie to Alma which is a world leader in the processing of Aluminium because of its deep sea port allowing export to China and its access to cheap renewable electrical energy required to create aluminum from natural resources. The aluminium industry also attracted academia and researchers with the goal to promote the development of applications of aluminium in aerospace.