Canadian Solar supplies 10 MW of modules to the largest solar project in Uganda
Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that the company has supplied 10 MW of PV Modules to Soroti Photovoltaic Plant in Uganda. The project is the largest of its kind in East Africa and was officially inaugurated at the end of 2016.
The Soroti plant consists of 32,000 pieces of Canadian Solar high-efficiency poly panels. This is the first solar plant connected to the country's grid and is also the first in the east of Africa. The 10 MW solar system generates clean, low-carbon electricity for 40,000 homes, schools and businesses in the area.
The project was developed in 2016 under the Global Energy Transfer cooperation program - Feed in Tariff ("GET FiT"), a support scheme for the development of renewable energy projects in East Africa managed by the German Development Bank (KfW). The project was executed by TSK (Spain), one of the most important solar EPC contractors worldwide, with more than 1,500 MW installed.
"We are happy to be part of the energy transition on the African continent. Africa is one of the best places on earth for solar energy. At the same time, we hope the solar energy development there will also stimulate the economy and create jobs locally," Commented by Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar.About TSK
TSK is a global Company that specializes in the execution of complex projects at an international level, providing its own technology for different sectors in industry such as electrical infrastructures, industrial plants, energy generation power plants (conventional and renewable), Oil & Gas, water treatment plants or installations for handling and storage of raw materials. In 2016, TSK reaches a turnover of 900 million Euros, with more than 1,000 professionals and international presence in more than 35 countries. About Canadian Solar Inc.
Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar also has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects in various stages of development. In the past 16 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 20 GW of premium quality modules to over 100 countries around the world. Furthermore, Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar industry, having been publicly listed on NASDAQ since 2006.
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