GUELPH, Ontario, Jan. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) (the "Company," or "Canadian Solar"), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced the successful completion and grid connection of a 30 MW ground mounted solar power project in Tumushuke City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Western China. This project was developed by CSI Solar Power (China) Inc., a subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc., with Gaochuangte New Energy as the EPC contractor.
Covering an area of about 100 hectares, the project is 9.5 kilometers away from the downtown area of Tumushuke City. Construction on the project commenced in June 2013 and ended in December 2013, with electricity generation starting in the late December of 2013.
Approximately 129,600 Canadian Solar CS6P-235P modules with power output of 235Wp were used. With the annual electricity generation projected to be 41.97 million KWh, this solar power plant is expected to displace over 13.4 thousand tons of standard coal consumption every year, while reducing annual emissions of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and oxides by over 35 thousand tons, 114 tons and 99 tons respectively.
"We are pleased to announce the completion and grid connection of this ground mounted project, which is so far the largest one we have completed in China. With the efforts of our strong and experienced project development team and the support of key financial institutions, we are well positioned to continue to execute on our solar power project pipeline in China in the quarters ahead," commented Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar. "As a leading global solar power solutions provider with a strong track record of execution, we remain committed to supporting the adoption of green solar energy in China and around the world."
About Canadian Solar
Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading vertically integrated provider of solar modules, specialized solar products and solar power plants with operations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Asia, Canadian Solar has delivered more than 5GW of premium quality solar modules to customers in over 70 countries. Canadian Solar is committed to improve the environment and dedicated to provide advanced solar energy products, solutions and services to enable sustainable development around the world. For more information, please visit www.canadiansolar.com.
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