Canadian Solar Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has signed contracts to supply 50MWac (60MWdc) of MaxPower CS6X PV modules and 30 medium voltage power stations for the Southgate Solar Facility. The utility-scale facility is developed by Samsung Renewable Energy and Connor, Clark & Lynn Infrastructure and is built in the Township of Southgate, County of Grey, Ontario.
The Southgate Facility is expected to generate approximately 86,500MWh of clean electricity per year, enough for powering 7,600 local homes. It will also contribute to a greener environment by displacing approximately 70,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually over the 20-year period of the power purchase agreement with the IESO.
All the PV modules to be supplied are made by Canadians Solar’s manufacturing plant in Ontario.
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, commented, "By combining our advancements in solar innovation with Samsung and CC&L Infrastructure, this facility highlights the power and potential of clean energy in Canada."