Canadian Solar Solutions signs EPC contract for two solar farms in Canada

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Canadian Solar Solutions signs EPC contract for two solar farms in Canada

Greentech Lead Canada:
Canadian Solar subsidiary Canadian Solar Solutions has closed an 18.7 MW AC
turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract and operations
and maintenance agreement for two solar projects in Canada.

Under this EPC contract, Canadian
Solar Solutions will construct and operate two new solar energy farms
in Ontario, Canada for Penn Energy Renewables.  The construction
will begin in the third quarter of 2012, with the projects expected to be fully
operational in the summer of 2013.

The solar farms are expected to produce enough electricity
to power approximately 2,600 homes preventing approximately 432,000 metric tons
of carbon dioxide emissions over a 20-year period. The solar installations will
create more than 100 new jobs in manufacturing, engineering and construction
during the development and construction phases with additional on-going
positions created during the operation and maintenance phases.

“We are committed to developing and operating
utility-scale solar PV projects that provide clean, infinitely renewable solar
energy to the homes, businesses and schools in the communities that we
serve,” said Sean McCloskey at Penn Energy Renewables.

“As a developer and long-term investor in solar PV
projects, we were impressed with Canadian Solar’s full array of offerings,
which include modules manufactured in Ontario, EPC services and the
provision of long-term operations and maintenance services,” McCloskey

“We believe strong companies, like Penn Energy,
want to work with Canadian Solar because of our track record, expertise,
bankability, photovoltaicpanel reliability, and global brand name,” said
Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and chief executive officer of Canadian
Solar. “As a result, we have built an impressive portfolio of projects and
have a very robust pipeline of attractive projects in Canada, the U.S. and

Solar receives CSA1000V Certification

Canadian Solar recently achieved CSA1000V certification. The
certification allows Canadian Solar to more efficiently meet customer demand
for high-voltage applications in the Americas, while reducing overall system

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