Canadian Solar connects 30MW solar power plant to grid in Western China

6 January 2014 (Last Updated January 6th, 2014 18:30)

Canadian Solar has connected the Tumushuke 30MW solar power project to grid in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Western China.

Canadian Solar has connected the Tumushuke 30MW solar power project to the grid in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Western China.

CSI Solar Power (China) has developed the new power project, while Gaochuangte New Energy acted as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor.

The project, which occupied an area of about 100ha, features approximately 129,600 Canadian Solar CS6P-235P modules with power output of 235Wp. It has an annual electricity generation capacity of approximately 41.97 million kilowatts.

The company commenced construction of the Tumushuke project in June 2013 and successfully completed in December 2013. The project began power generation in late December 2013.

"The Tumushuke project is anticipated to displace more than 13,400t of standard coal consumption every year."

The Tumushuke project is anticipated to displace more than 13,400t of standard coal consumption every year, the company claims.

In addition to this, the project is also expected to reduce annual emissions of carbon dioxide by more than 35,000t, annual sulfur dioxide emissions by approximately 114t, and annual oxides emissions by more than 99t.

Canadian Solar chairman and CEO Shawn Qu said the company is pleased to announce the completion and grid connection of this ground mounted project, which is so far the largest one it has completed in China.

Qu said,"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.

"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."

In December 2013, Canadian Solar announced that its modules were selected for the Clovis Unified School District solar installation in California.

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