Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", "we" or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), announced that the Company has supplied 8 MW of solar modules to a solar power plant constructed by EOSOL Energies and the Caisse des depots et consignations in Villeneuve de Marsan, Aquitaine, France. The new solar power plant, inaugurated on April 18th is expected to provide the equivalent, in terms of production capacity, to the average annual electricity consumption of 2,500 households.
EOSOL Energies Nouvelles and the Caisse des depots et consignations, grouped under the project company "SAS SOLANDES", were inaugurating their first joint ground-mounted solar power project in Villeneuve de Marsan, located in the French department des Landes. For the new installation EOSOL is using 35,000 high-quality and high-performance Canadian Solar CS6P 230-Watt modules.
The ground-mounted solar plant at Villeneuve de Marsan has an installed capacity of more than 8 MW, representing the consumption of 2,500 households and preventing the emission of 9,180 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).
In addition to EOSOL Energies Nouvelles and the Caisse des depots et des consignations, FORCLUM, aEIFFAGE group company, was responsible for the electrical installation and SIEMENS, for the supervision, conception and construction (inverters, the electrical system, system monitoring) of the plant.
The installation of this solar power plant follows another EOSOL and Canadian Solar project, which was put into operation in late 2010. This 1st plant, with 6,000 square meters of solar panels installed in the town of Le Barp, in Aquitaine, France, delivers more than 230 KW of green energy.