Canadian Solar, in partnership with Ningxia Electric Power Group, has now completed the construction and grid connection of a 10MW ground-mounted solar project in north west China.

The project – delivered through an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis – is part of a 50MW solar plant located in Hongsibao, Ningxia. This 10MW project consists of an 8MW fixed system and a 2MW tracking system. The development is expected to generate 13.5 million kWh and will reduce CO2 emissions by 18,900 tonnes a year, the equivalent of saving 5,200 tonnes of coal.

Construction and funding for the project has been provided by Ningxia Power Group, with Canadian Solar’s JV Gaochuangte New Energy serving as the EPC contractor. Yingkuan Liu , chairman of the Ningxia Power Group, said this is the first step of a strategic collaboration between Canadian Solar and Ningxia Power Group.

"Canadian Solar’s global technology and finance experience in solar power plant EPC will definitely help the development of solar power plants in China," Liu said.

Canadian Solar chairman and CEO Shawn Qu added that the company is pleased with the successful collaboration with Ningxia Power Group.

"The success of EPC project reflects the company’s shared vision for cost-effective, environmentally friendly solar energy solutions," he said. "We are actively working to build on this momentum in China and worldwide, including recent news of Canadian Solar’s agreement to sell 9 solar projects in Canada valued at about $47m."