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Canadian Solar grid-connects its largest PV power plant in China

Canadian solar firm connects its Tumushuke 30MW PV power plant to grid in Western China

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The Canadian Solar PV power plant has been connected to the gird in Tumushuke City of China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Canadian Solar has successfully connected a 30MW ground mounted PV power plant to the grid in Western China - the company’s largest solar project in the BRIC country to date. The PV power plant, which has been grid-connected in Tumushuke City of China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, has been developed by Canadian Solar subsidiary CSI Solar Power.

Covering approximately 100 hectares, the PV power project has used around 129,600 Canadian Solar CS6P-235P modules with 235Wp power output. Construction on the project commenced in June 2013 and ended in December 2013.

With annual electricity generation projected to be 41.97 million KWh, the PV power plant is expected to displace over 13.4 thousand tons of standard coal consumption every year. It is set to reduce annual emissions of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and oxides by over 35,000 tons, 114 tons and 99 tons, respectively.

Shawn Qu, Canadian Solar chairman and chief executive officer, said: "We are pleased to announce the completion and grid connection of this ground mounted project, which is so far the largest one we have completed in China. With the efforts of our strong and experienced project development team and the support of key financial institutions, we are well positioned to continue to execute on our solar power project pipeline in China in the quarters ahead. As a leading global solar power solutions provider with a strong track record of execution, we remain committed to supporting the adoption of green solar energy in China and around the world."

The news follows another Canadian solar firm, QSolar, forming a partnership to bring its PV technology to India in December 2013.