OPDE has signed a module supply contract with Canadian Solar for its 8.8MW solar power plant in Ablitas, Spain. Installation of the CS6P-P series modules began last month and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
“For our project, we need powerful and reliable solar modules that guarantee high yields for our system,” OPDE’s marketing manager, Teresa Marticorena, said. “In Canadian Solar we found a partner who convinced us by the modules' high quality, high performance and good value for money.”
Canadian Solar is not the sole module supplier for Ablitas; additional modules are being provided by rival manufacturer Trina Solar, while inverters are coming from SMA and tracking and mounting systems from Mecasolar. When grid connected, the system, which spans 27,000 hectares, will generate around 11 million kWh of electricity a year.
“With the OPDE Group we have an internationally leading solar project company and a strong partner by our side with whom we will be able to further grow in Southern Europe and to successfully complete large projects,” added Canadian Solar’s chairman and CEO, Shawn Qu.
This international expansion plan has seen Canadian Solar sign contracts to equip further OPDE projects in Italy – Pozzolo Formigaro (4.1MW), Sale (1.7MW) and Pontesura (4.66MW) – and saferay’s 8.5MW PV plant in Lindenhof, Germany.