Canadian Solar has supplied photovoltaic (PV) modules for a 2.1MW solar power plant at the Delhi International Airport in India.
The construction of this project started in October 2013 and was completed in December 2013. Canadian Solar supplied its 60 cell high efficiency CS6P245P modules with power output of 245Wp for this project.
“We are very pleased to supply our high efficiency modules to this landmark solar power project at the Delhi International Airport, which is so far the largest airport solar project in India,” said Shawn Qu, chairman and chief executive officer of Canadian Solar.
“This is another example of our success in supplying our high quality modules to rapidly growing emerging markets, as we successfully execute on our market diversification strategy,” Qu added.
Canadian Solar PV modules were selected because of the high quality of its modules, the excellent in-field performance track record in India, and the Company’s prior experience supplying modules to airport site solar power plants, the company said.
Recently Canadian Solar also announced it was selected by BELECTRIC to power four new solar power projects, totaling 7.8 MW, in San Bernadino County, Southern California.
The projects – Otoe Solar, Navajo Solar and Powatan Solar in Apple Valley and Industry Solar in Adelanto – are part of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) California Renewable Energy Small Tariff (CREST) feed-in tariff program.
In another related development, Canadian Solar said its subsidiary Canadian Solar Solutions entered into an agreement with a fund managed by BlackRock whereby BlackRock will acquire Canadian Solar the Westbrook 10MW AC utility-scale solar power plant in Kingston, Ontario.
This follows BlackRock’s acquisition on September 30, 2013 of the Demorestville and Taylor Kidd utility-scale solar power plants, totaling 20MW (AC), and located in Demorestville and Odessa, Ontario, Canada, respectively.