Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), that the company has suppliedsolar modules to EOSOL Energies Nouvelles' new ground-mounted solar plant. Canadian Solar provideda total of 21,560solar modulesforan installed capacity of 5.1 MW.EOSOL EN's new power plant called "Le Petit Chataignier" has been built in La Genetouze in the South West of France on an area of 89,300 m². The new solar power plant was inaugurated on September 22, 2011.
EOSOL EN previously selected Canadian Solar's high-quality, high-performance solar modules for three other installations in France with an overall installed capacity of more than 16 MW.
This new project in La Genetouze, in the department of Charente-Maritime, adds another 5.1 MW to this and has been installed in a record time of five months. Other collaboration partners of EOSOL EN within this project were TSK, 3E, a technical construction auditor, BIOTOPE for ecological engineering and biodiversity management, ERDF as electric line constructor and the bank Credit Agricole.
M. Bruno BERNAL, President of EOSOL Group,said:"Canadian Solar has proven to be an excellent partner with its high quality modules and its efficient customer service for our previous projects in France. That's why we logically selected them to become our partner for this important and strategic project in La Genetouzeand we plan to extend our successful cooperation."
Dr. Shawn QU, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, said: "This project is a testament to the high quality work by EOSOL EN and its partners, including Canadian Solar. We are proud that our modules were selected again to be part of this landmark project and look forward to continuing to work with EOSOL EN to promote the expansion of solar energy in France."