Canadian Solar supplies modules to two California projects

Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) on Nov. 3 announced that it has supplied 5.74 MW of Canadian Solar MaxPower CS6X-310P modules to two projects located in Fowler, California.

  • The first installation — the 2.49 MW Bee Sweet Citrus Farm — consists of 8,034 Canadian Solar MaxPower panels.
  • The second installation — the 3.25 MW National Raisin Company Farm — consists of approximately 10,509 Canadian Solar MaxPower panels, making this array one of the largest agricultural solar systems in the nation.

Pickett Solar, a Fresno, California-based solar developer, provided Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) services.

The Bee Sweet Citrus installation is expected to produce approximately 3,442,000 kWh of electricity annually, and the National Raisin Co. installation is expected to produce approximately 5,523,500 kWh of electricity annually.

Mike Pickett, Owner of Pickett Solar, said: “When working with our agriculture clients, they look for bankable, proven equipment. We are proud to partner with Canadian Solar, an industry-leader in quality and service.”

Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, commented: “As the popularity of solar energy continues to increase throughout the sunny state of California, Canadian Solar is proud to be selected as the solar energy solution provider for Bee Sweet Citrus, Inc. and the National Raisin Company. We believe solar energy is a good investment for the agricultural sector, especially in California’s Central Valley, in addition to generating new jobs in the local community.”

Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects in various stages of development. In the past 14 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 16 GW of premium quality modules to over 90 countries around the world.

Pickett Solar is a design and installation solar company based in Fresno, California. It is a division of Don Pickett & Associates Inc. with over 30 years of experience in commercial, agribusiness and government construction.

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