Jan. 9, 2014 - Canadian Solar today announced the successful completion and grid connection of a 10MW ground mounted solar power project in Sihong County of Jiangsu Province in eastern China. This project was developed by CSI Solar Power (China) Inc., a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, with Gaochuangte New Energy as the EPC contractor.
Construction on the project commenced in September 2013 and grid connection was completed in December 2013. Approximately 40,788 CS6P-245P modules with power output of 245Wp were used. The average annual electricity generation from this solar power plant is projected to be over 11 million KWh, which is expected to displace 8,657 tons of carbon dioxide, 67 tons of sulfur dioxide and 60 tons of nitrogen oxide each year. Over the next 25 years, the solar is expected to displace over 86 thousand tons of standard coal consumption while eliminating over 216 thousand tons of carbon dioxide, 1,655 tons of sulfur dioxide and 1,241 tons of nitrogen oxides.
"We are glad to announce the completion and grid connection of this project, following the one we completed in western China," said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar Inc. "This project is another good demonstration of Canadian Solar's success in the development and construction of utility-scale solar power plants on a global basis as well our growing momentum in China, a rapid growing emerging market that is poised to become the world's largest solar market in the years ahead."