Canadian Solar grid connects 30 MW solar project in Western China


Canadian Solar
(NASDAQ: CSIQ) announced it has completed and grid connected a 30 megawatt solar project in Western China's Tumushuke City. The project features almost 129,000 Canadian Solar CS6P-235P modules and covers an estimated 100 hectares. Shawn Qu, chairman and chief executive officer of Canadian Solar, said the Tumushuke ground mounted project in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is the largest Canadian Solar has completed in China. Gaochuangte New Energy served as the contractor for engineering, procurement and construction. 

"With the efforts of our strong and experienced project development team and the support of key financial institutions, we are well positioned to continue to execute on our solar power project pipeline in China in the quarters ahead," said Qu.

The project was developed by Canadian Solar subsidiary CSI Solar Power (China) Inc. The project's electricity generation is expected to total 41.97 million kilowatt hours annually, which the company says will help to displace over 13.4 thousand tons of standard coal consumption every year.

"As a leading global solar power solutions provider with a strong track record of execution, we remain committed to supporting the adoption of green solar energy in China and around the world," Qu added.

More information on solar power generation in China can be found at PennEnergy Research

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