New Projects, O&M, Solar

Canadian Solar Activates 71-MW Facility in North Carolina

By Editors of Power Engineering

Recurrent Energy, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc., announced the commercial operation of a 71-MW solar photovoltaic project in Cumberland County, North Carolina.

“The completion of the IS-42 project is an important milestone in our ongoing commitment to deliver cost-effective solar power to markets across the U.S.,” said Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and chief executive officer of Canadian Solar. “This is Recurrent Energy’s first completed project in North Carolina, and we continue to see great potential in the state.”

IS-42 has a long-term power purchase agreement with Duke Energy Progress, and is capable of producing enough clean electricity to power more than 11,000 homes. In September 2017, Recurrent Energy entered into an agreement for the sale of 99 percent of its Class B membership interest in the project to Falck Renewables S.p.A., with closing expected in November 2017.

DEPCOM Power provided engineering, procurement and construction for the project and will also deliver operations and maintenance services.