North Vancouver, B.C.-headquartered Aurora Solar Technologies Inc. has announced plans to open a representative office in Shanghai on May 1, 2018 to support sales and service efforts in China. The company's sales team for Asia will be based out of this office and will be able to respond to customers in their respective language(s). During the past two years, Aurora has reported major commercial success in South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore. The company specializes in bifacial solar technology that has emerged as a major advancement, enabling the doping and activation of both sides of the solar cell to increase cell power generation by 8 per cent to 25 per cent. The company also announced that it has received a US$600,000 performance security guarantee facility from Export Development Canada (EDC) to provide performance guarantees to customers related to delivery and warranty provisions on a case-by-case basis. With its new facility in place, and a growing order book expected, Aurora says it can apply to EDC to guarantee the performance provisions of sales orders instead of tying up the company's working capital.