Global solar power company Solarcentury has awarded a 500MW module supply contract to photovoltaic manufacturer Canadian Solar for two projects in Spain. Canadian Solar will deliver the solar modules for Cabrera (200MW) and Talayuela Solar (300MW) projects.

Nearly 1.4 million CS3U-P KuMax modules will be supplied for the projects, with each of the poly-crystalline KuMax module features an arrangement of 144 cells.

Canadian Solar chairman Dr Shawn Qu said: “We are very proud to partner with Solarcentury in one of the largest solar power projects in Europe, which is set to be built without subsidy in the country. This partnership further expands our presence and competitive position in this region.”

Situated in Alcalá de Guadaira in the Spanish region of Seville, the 200MW Cabrera plant will commence construction this summer. It will generate enough electricity to meet the power needs of 105,000 households in the region once operational.

“We are very proud to partner with Solarcentury in one of the largest solar power projects in Europe.”

The 300MW Talayuela Solar project will start construction later this year. Located in the Extremadura region of Talayuela in Spain, the plant will produce enough electricity to power more than 150,000 homes. Both the projects will be connected to the grid next year.

Solarcentury Global Operations director Steven Taylor said: “Solarcentury’s purpose is to make a meaningful difference in the fight against climate chaos. Due to the sheer quantity of renewable electricity these subsidy-free projects will generate, they are a highly significant milestone in realising our vision.

“With Canadian Solar, we have a bankable and industry-proven partner with high-quality standards, which is essential for all our solar projects be they large or small.”