Canadian Solar continues to extend its presence in Southern Europe.
MUNICH, Germany, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar companies, today announced that the company has supplied solar modules for a 9 MW solar power plant by OPDE Group in Spain. The solar system is scheduled for commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2011. With this project, Canadian Solar continues to extend its presence in Southern Europe.
In mid-October, OPDE Group started constructing a solar system in the town of Ablitas in the Spanish region of Navarra. For this PV project high quality and high performing CS6P-P solar modules of Canadian Solar are being used. “For our project, we need powerful and reliable solar modules that guarantee high yields for our system. In Canadian Solar we found a partner who convinced us by the modules’ high quality, high performance and good value for money,” said Teresa Marticorena, OPDE Marketing Manager.
“With the OPDE Group we have an internationally leading solar project company and a strong partner by our side with whom we will be able to further grow in Southern Europe and to successfully complete large projects,” said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar.
About OPDE Group
OPDE Group is made up of the companies OPDE, MECASOLAR, and PROINSO. OPDE specializes in the development, construction, and maintenance of photovoltaic solar plants. It is one of the largest developers, constructors, and operators of photovoltaic solar farms in Europe and the USA. MECASOLAR specializes in the design and manufacture of solar trackers. Its products are the most widely used in Europe. In the past two years, MECASOLAR sold 28,200 single- and dual-axis solar trackers. PROINSO is a leading international retailer and sells modules, fixed structures, tracking systems, and inverters. For more information, please visit www.opdegroup.com.
About Canadian Solar
Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is one of the world’s largest solar companies. As a leading vertically integrated provider of ingot, wafer, solar cell, solar module and other solar applications, Canadian Solar designs, manufactures and delivers solar products and solar system solutions for on-grid and off-grid use to customers worldwide. With operations in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, Canadian Solar provides premium quality, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solar solutions to support global, sustainable development. For more information, please visit www.canadiansolar.com.
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