Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar companies, today announced that the company will supply 8 MW of solar modules to EOSOL Energies Nouvelles' new ground-mounted solar power plant that will have an installed capacity of 10.7 MW. The new solar power plant will be built in Saint-Leger in the south west of France with a total of 39,500 modules installed on an area of 180,000 m². The new solar power plant is expected to be activated in October 2011.
EOSOL EN previously selected Canadian Solar's high-quality, high-performance solar modules for three earlier installations in France: a 230 kW project in the town of Le Barp in the region of Aquitaine, an 8 MW project in Villeneuve de Marsan in the department Landes and a 5.1 MW project in La Genetouze in the department de Charente-Maritime. For the installation in Saint-Leger in the department of Charente-Maritime, EOSOL EN is also collaborating with TSK, an EPC company, and Abraxa Investment Fund for the project finance.
M. Bruno BERNAL, President of EOSOL Group declared:"This solar power plant is our fourth project in partnership with Canadian Solar. Canadian Solar has been an excellent partner with its modules manufactured to the highest international quality standards ensuring consistent and reliable performance. In addition, we value Canadian Solar's excellent customer service."
Dr. Shawn QU, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, said: "We are proud to be selected for our fourth project with EOSOL EN. By having strong partners, like EOSOL EN, in key solar growth markets, like France, Canadian Solar continues to successfully expand our business and raise awareness for brand, quality, value proposition and commitment to customer service."