10 October 2007 – Canadian Solar Inc. and Ra Solar Espana yesteday held the official opening of a 2.8 MW solar farm project in Albacore, Spain. attended by dignitaries including the Dutch ambassador and the Director of Industry of Castilla la Mancha.
The solar park, one of the largest photovoltaic plants in Spain, is expected to supply enough energy for 1500 families.
CSI is the sole supplier of the solar modules in this project, which consists of almost 18 000 CS5A solar panels, mounted on a fixed structure and connected to 100 kW inverters. Ra Solar Espana is the main party behind the development of this 2.8 MW plant in the areas of project management, material procurement, project promotion and financing arrangement.
Linda Goossens, General Manager for Ra Solar Espana commented: ‘CSI has been a reliable partner, especially with regards to delivery times and after sales services, which are crucial elements in projects of this size. At the same time, we are very pleased with the high quality of CSI modules. We have already placed further orders for CSI’s solar modules for our future projects and look forward to working closely with CSI in future.’
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar Inc. commented: ‘We are very pleased to be able to work together with Ra Solar on this important project. Spain is one of the fastest growing solar markets in the world for large-scale ground-mounted solar farms. We expect these large scale solar projects will continue to be a strong growth area for our business.’