Canadian Solar Solutions wins EPC contract for 18.7MW solar project

30 August 2012 (Last Updated August 30th, 2012 18:30)

Canadian Solar Solutions, a unit of Canadian Solar, has won a turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build two solar energy plants in the Canadian state of Ontario.

Canadian Solar Solutions, a unit of Canadian Solar, has won a turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build two solar energy plants in the Canadian state of Ontario.

The company will also oversee the operations and maintenance of the solar farms, which will have a combined capacity of 18.7MW, for Penn Energy Renewables.

Canadian Solar chairman and CEO, Dr Shawn Qu, said the company has a strong track record and global brand name.

"As a result, we have built an impressive portfolio of projects and have a very robust pipeline of attractive projects in Canada, the US and Asia," said Qu.

"We believe that we have a strong position in Ontario and each project that we complete builds on our lead as the most experienced and dependable developer in Ontario to take a project from development stage to full operation."

Penn Energy Renewables spokesperson, Sean McCloskey, said: "As a developer and long-term investor in solar PV projects, we were impressed with Canadian Solar's full array of offerings, which include modules manufactured in Ontario, EPC services and the provision of long-term operations and maintenance services."

The energy farms are expected to produce enough electricity to power about 2,600 homes in the area.

Construction work is expected to begin later in 2012 and the projects are anticipated to come online in 2013.