7th September 2009
Canadian Solar has obtained the rights to design, install, operate and maintain a 500MW solar power plant in Baotou, Inner Mongolia.
The first phase is expected to get underway this month and run until December 2011, in which time up to 100MW of solar photovoltaic power will be installed. The second and third phases will each cover 200MW of power.
Fu Ren, the director of the Administration Committee of Baotou National Rare Earth Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, said, ‘I am very pleased to have Canadian Solar, a well-known provider of quality photovoltaic products, agree to develop a signature solar project in our city. To have a solar project of such magnitude in Baotou demonstrates our determination to develop the PV end-user market in China, as well as our commitment to cleaner and more sustainable economic development in Baotou. This project also reflects our city’s importance as a center of commerce and commitment to further growth.’
Dr Shawn Qu, CEO of Canadian Solar, added, ‘We are honored and proud that Canadian Solar has been chosen to design, install, operate and maintain this showcase 500MW Solar power plant in the City of Baotou. This project clearly shows the Chinese government’s determination to develop its domestic photovoltaic market. Our successful track record of providing high quality modules to many solar power projects around the world helped us to win the development rights for this major project.’
Canadian Solar is a vertically integrated provider of ingot, wafer, solar cell, solar module and other solar applications. Canadian Solar designs, manufactures and delivers solar products and solar systems for on-grid and off-grid use to customers worldwide.
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