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Canadian Solar US Projects Team Breaks Ground on 2.5MW Solar Plant in North Carolina

Published on 6 Sep 2012
CSI Solar  Mortenson 

Canadian Solar Inc. and Mortenson Construction broke ground on a 2.5MW PV solar installation in Laurinburg, NC. The solar project is set to be completed in December 2012.

Canadian Solar, the project owner is responsible for overall project delivery and will supply modules to Mortenson Construction, which will complete the design and engineering services, as well as the installation of the equipment. Developed by Charlotte, NC-based Birdseye Renewable Energy, the PV solar system will be located on a 10-acre site and is expected to generate approximately 3,483MWh of clean electricity annually, enough to power 300 homes.

"The Laurinburg Solar Farm marks an important milestone for Canadian Solar in the United States," noted Noah Eckert, director of commercial and utility-scale markets, Canadian Solar. "Canadian Solar's goal is to support our customers and partners to bring utility-scale projects to completion. In that vein, we selected Mortenson Construction, a well-regarded and experienced construction firm focused on delivering the highest quality service, to design and build the project."

"It's great to partner with a globally respected company like Canadian Solar because we know we will be working with top quality products," said Mark Donahue, a general manager and vice president of Mortenson Renewable Energy Groups. "It's fulfilling to be working in Laurinburg once again, and we're excited to help North Carolina continue its progression towards becoming a solar power leader in the Southeast."


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