Canadian Solar provides 500 MW of modules for Spain
Guelph, Ontario: Canadian Solar Inc. announced June 6 that it had signed a module contract with the global solar power company Solarcentury to supply 500 MW modules to Solarcentury's two projects 'Cabrera' (200 MW) and 'Talayuela Solar' (300 MW) in Spain.
The construction for the 200 MW Cabrera project is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2019 in Alcalá de Guadaíra, the Spanish region of Seville and it is expected to be connected to the grid in 2020. Once operational, the plant will produce enough electricity to power 105,000 households in the region.
The 300 MW Talayuela Solar project is scheduled to start construction later in 2019 in the Extremadura region of Talayuela in Spain and will be connected to the grid in 2020. It is expected to be one of the largest solar power plants in Europe, which will produce enough electricity to meet the needs of more than 150,000 homes.
A total of approximately 1.4 million of Canadian Solar's high efficiency CS3U-P KuMax polycrystalline modules will be used for the two projects.
Solarcentury was named the fastest growing privately-owned renewable energy company in the UK in June 2017. In 2006, Solarcentury established SolarAid, a charity that aims to combat climate change and poverty in the developing world by providing access to solar lights, while helping to eradicate the use of kerosene lamps in Kenya, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia. Solarcentury donates 5% of its net profits to SolarAid, which to date has enabled solar-powered lighting for more than 10 million people across Africa.