Canadian Solar to supply equipment for 50-MW Windsor Solar project in Ontario

Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) on Jan. 15 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions, has secured contracts to supply 50 MW (ac) (60 MW dc) of MaxPower CS6X Ontario-made solar panels and 30 medium voltage power stations for the Windsor Solar LP facility.

This utility-scale solar project, developed by Samsung Renewable Energy and Connor, Clark and Lunn Infrastructure, will be built in the City of Windsor, Ontario. The plant is expected to produce approximately 86,500 MWh of electricity per year and sell power through a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Ontario IESO

Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, said: “Canadian Solar takes great pride in supplying solar modules and medium voltage stations to solar projects in Ontario, such as this Windsor solar facility. Together with Samsung and CC&L Infrastructure, we continue to make the difference to the Ontario project landscape, including further energizing Southgate Solar later this quarter.”

Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar is a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and a provider of solar energy solutions. In the past 14 years, Canadian Solar has successfully deployed over 12 GW of premium quality modules in over 70 countries around the world.

Samsung Renewable Energy is making a $5-billion investment in Ontario to create the world’s largest cluster of wind and solar power. Its investments will create 900 direct renewable energy manufacturing jobs and 9,000 high-skilled jobs in Ontario.

Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure invests in middle-market infrastructure and infrastructure-like assets with highly attractive risk-return characteristics, long lives and the potential to generate stable cash flow. It is a part of Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group Ltd., a multi-boutique asset management firm whose affiliates collectively manage over $63 billion in assets.

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