Providing a huge boost for the UK’s large-scale solar market, Canadian Solar, one of the world’s largest solar companies, has signed an agreement to provide 15MW of solar modules for three solar farms in the south west. Constructed by Spanish renewable energy project company Isolux, the projects – which total more than 15MW – are currently under development in Churchtown, East Langford and Manor Farm, Cornwall.
Isolux will utilize Canadian Solar’s high quality and high-performing CS6P solar modules for the projects, which are expected to be finished this June, having received planning permission last month. By completing the installations by this date, the projects will beat the August 1 deadline put in place by Government at the time of the fast track feed-in tariff review. Projects over 50kW and not completed by this date may be subject to substantial subsidy cuts.
“Canadian Solar’s global leadership and long track record in the UK market made it the powerful solar module partner we needed to help grow our business together in the UK. Canadian Solar’s solar modules have an attractive cost-performance-ratio, high reliability and top quality, along with a 25 year, non-cancellable warranty backed by AM best rated insurance companies in Europe and the US Canadian Solar’s leadership and warranty insurance policy definitely helped our project finance on the bank side. This way, we can guarantee our systems' high performance,” explained Manuel Codes Diaz, CEO of Isolux.
“Canadian Solar is a dominant presence in the UK alternative energy market. We have been committed to the UK market since founding the Company given our broader penetration of the EU market. We have built out a strong partner, distributor and support network across all market EU markets. As a result, we are in an ideal position to work and further grow with partners, like Isolux. We find time and again that Canadian Solar’s quality and innovation leadership set us apart. By adding on the security of a standard module warranty we make the decision to partner with Canadian Solar an easy one,” said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar.
While these projects are some of the first to announce possible completion it is thought many are working hard to get connected as the August 1 deadline approaches.