Canadian Solar Wins Bid For Rural Electrification Project In China

Canadian Solar Inc. has been selected in a competitive bidding process to supply solar panels for 80,000 solar home systems for rural households in the Sichuan province of China. The total order size is 1.6 MW. This project was initiated and financed by China's Ministry of Agriculture and the Sichuan provincial government.

The solar home systems are rated for a peak capacity of 20 W each and can power two lights and a small TV. The delivery of the 80,000 units will be completed by April.

‘We were very pleased to win this bid,’ says Dr. Shawn Qu, president and CEO of Canadian Solar. ‘A solar home system makes a real impact on the lives of these rural households. In many cases, it will be the first electrical power source these rural families have ever had. We are very proud to be part of this project.’

SOURCE: Canadian Solar Inc.

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