Recurrent Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, Inc., today announced the commercial operation of the 200-MW Tranquility solar power project in California. The project is majority-owned by Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, who in August 2015 acquired a 51-percent controlling interest in the facility
Tranquility is sited on 1,900 acres of retired agricultural land in Fresno County, and is expected to generate enough electricity to power about 50,000 homes.
“The Tranquillity solar facility is the product of long-term collaboration with financial partners, local communities, and other stakeholders,” said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar. “This milestone is a testament to our commitment to the communities and ecosystems where we operate, which is a critical ingredient of our project development success.”
Along with the project’s renewable energy credits, power generated by the project will be sold under long-term power purchase agreements to offtakers including Southern California Edison.
Watch a video of the project here.