Canadian Solar Inc. today announced that Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. has secured contracts to supply 50MW AC (60MW DC) of MaxPower CS6X Ontario-made solar panels and 30 medium voltage power stations for the Southgate Solar facility. This solar project, developed by Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure, will be built in the Township of Southgate, County of Grey, Ontario.
The power plant is expected to produce approximately 86,500MWh of electricity per year, sufficient to power approximately 7,600 Canadian 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.
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, commented, "We are pleased to announce the addition of the Southgate Solar Project to Canadian Solar's Ontario project portfolio. 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."