Canadian Solar has been selected to supply 1.6 MW of photovoltaic panels for 80,000 solar home systems for rural households in the Chinese province of Sichuan. The project was initiated and financed by China’s Ministry of Agriculture and the Sichuan provincial government.
The solar home systems, rated at a peak capacity of 20 W each, can power two lights and a small TV. Delivery of the PV units is slated for completion this month.
“A solar home system makes a real impact on the lives of these rural households,” said Shawn Qu, president/CEO of Canadian Solar. “In many cases it will be the first electrical power source these rural families have ever had.”
“We are very proud to be part of this project,” he continued. “Canadian Solar has a business division devoted to the designing, manufacturing, and installing solar home and solar village systems for rural electrification and has been actively involved in rural electrification projects in China since 2004.”