An India-based solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, Cirus Solar Systems has secured a 33MW PV module supply deal with Canadian Solar for several key projects that has already seen module shipments starting. The supply deal will last through the fourth quarter of this year. Canadian Solar said that the PV modules would be used in projects undertaken by Cirus Solar Systems for ‘of two prominent Indian conglomerates,’ without disclosing their identities.
“We have selected Canadian Solar products because of their high quality, reliable delivery and strong commitment to customer service,” commented Mr. I. Syam Prasad Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director of Indu Group, owners of EPC firm, Cirus. “We will be using Canadian Solar's 60-cell CS6P for ground-mounted applications, including a single large 20MW plant as well as two smaller 8MW and 5MW plants coming up in the government sponsored solar park in Gujarat, India. These projects are expected to be completed by December 2011.”
The deal marks Canadian Solars move into the Indian market, which it expects to become one of the largest solar markets in the world, according to Dr. Shawn Qu, Canadian Solar's Chairman and CEO.