Canadian Solar Solutions, a subsidiary of tier 1 PV manufacturer, Canadian Solar has signed an agreement to build an initial 2 PV power plants for Penn Energy Renewables. The power plants are to be built and operated by the EPC subsidiary in Ontario, Canada with a combined 18.7MW (AC) electricity output. Construction was said to begin in the third quarter of 2012, ands be fully operational in mid-2013. Financial details were not disclosed.
“As a developer and long-term investor in solar PV projects, we were impressed with Canadian Solar's full array of offerings, which include modules manufactured in Ontario, EPC services and the provision of long-term operations and maintenance services,” commented Sean McCloskey at Penn Energy Renewables, on the deal.
Canadian Solar said that more than 100 jobs would be created during the development and construction phases.