29 Sep '16, 9am

Canadian Solar nets ARENA funding for 47MW PV projects in Australia

The two PV projects are expected to begin operations by January 2018 or earlier. Image: Canadian Solar Solar power company Canadian Solar announced Wednesday that it has received US$3.5 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for two PV projects totaling 47MW in Australia. The two PV installations, located in Longreach and Oakey, Queensland, will be 17MW and 30MW in size. Canadian Solar expects to start construction on both projects in the first quarter of 2017 and plans to commence operations in January 2018 or earlier. Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and chief executive officer of Canadian Solar, said: “We are pleased and proud to secure the funding from ARENA to support our solar project business in Australia, where we see the market is growing steadily. By leveraging our strong project development and execution capabilities, and with the support f...

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