Canadian Solar sells 10-MW RayLight facility to Concord

Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) announced Dec. 16 that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions, completed the sale of the 10-MW (ac) RayLight solar plant valued at over C$65m (US$56m) to One West Holdings Ltd., an affiliate of Concord Green Energy.

The RayLight solar farm is located in the Township of Tay, Ontario, and uses Canadian Solar’s MaxPower CS6X-300/305P panels made in Canada. BowMont Capital and Advisory acted as financial advisor to Concord on the transaction.

“The RayLight solar project acquisition is a continuation of our investments in the Canadian renewable energy sector. We firmly believe that the demand for clean and sustainable green energy will continue to increase and that solar technologies will play a key role in satisfying that demand,” said Cliff McCracken, Senior Vice President of Concord Pacific.

Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, commented: “We are pleased to complete the sale and transfer of this utility-scale solar project to Concord Green Energy. As the third of five projects executed under our sales agreement with Concord, we are particularly excited with our successful cooperation with Concord, and we look forward to providing the operations and maintenance for their solar energy investment opportunities within Ontario, while fulfilling our corporate mission of creating sustainable communities.”

Founded in 2001 in Ontario, Canada, Canadian Solar said it has an industry leading and geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale solar power projects as well as a track record of successful solar deployment boasting over 8 GW of premium quality modules installed in over 70 countries during the past decade.

Concord Pacific created Concord Green Energy to explore and support a variety of zero carbon energy producing projects of scale. Planning for infrastructure needs and requirements of Canadians has always been a cornerstone to Canada’s first urban master-planned community builder, Concord Pacific. Concord Green Energy has projects at various stages of planning, development, and operation across Canada.

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