Canadian Solar to Provide EPC Services and Supply Solar Modules for 333MWp Darlington Point Solar Farm in Australia
Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it has been selected by Edify Energy and Octopus Investments to be partnering with Signal Energy to provide Engineering, Procurement and Constructions (EPC) services and supply solar modules for the 333 MWp/275 MWac Darlington Point Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia.
Construction of the Darlington Point Solar Farm will begin in March 2019 with over 820,000 Canadian Solar HiKu modules (CS3W-P), averaged over 400W per module. These high efficiency PV modules will be installed on single-axis solar tracking systems in an area of approximately 2,000 acres. The project is expected to reach completion in early 2020, and the solar system is expected to produce enough electricity to meet the needs of more than 115,000 NSW homes and displace nearly 600,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, said, “We are delighted to be selected by Edify Energy and Octopus Investments to provide EPC services together with Signal Energy and to supply our high efficiency and industry-leading 1500V and 400W multi-crystalline solar modules to this large-scale solar power plant. Our work with Darlington Point Solar Farm further demonstrates our strengths as a system solution provider with global experience. We are committed to working closely with local Australian communities in creating new jobs and to provide customers in Australia with affordable and reliable solar energy.”
“We are extremely pleased that Edify Energy and Octopus Investments selected us to construct the Darlington Point project,” said Greg Pawson, President of Signal Energy, “Edify’s track record of success in Australia, collaboration, and focus on quality makes them an ideal customer to work with. Octopus brings a wealth of solar investment experience from Europe and we look forward to building our relationship with them.”