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Canadian Solar modules power 10MW Cornwall solar plant


January 25, 2013
By Alyssa Dalton


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January 25, 2013 – Canadian Solar Inc. has announced its subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., has signed a 10MW AC supply agreement with Algonquin Power Co., to provide modules for a utility-scale solar power project in Cornwall, Ont. Construction is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2013, with the project expected to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2013.

“Algonquin Power is known for building sustainable, long-term renewable energy projects. We are proud that they chose to build their latest project with Canadian Solar modules,” said Shawn Qu, CEO of Canadian Solar. “Importantly, this further demonstrates Canadian Solar’s strength and commitment to the Ontario solar market, as we continue to expand our own large and growing project pipeline.”

The solar plant is expected to include approximately 42,000 Canadian Solar CS6X modules, which have been awarded key international certifications attesting to the rigours of their formal quality control inspections and testing, said the module manufacturer.

“Algonquin Power relies on trusted partners to help support our expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects,” said Mike Snow, president of Algonquin Power. “We chose Canadian Solar as the module provider for this project because the company has a track record of high quality and reliability with modules backed by a powerful warranty. We are pleased to be working together and demonstrating a commitment to sustainable alternative energy solutions.”