Canadian Solar Completes Sale of EarthLight Solar Power Plant to Concord Green Energy

Dec 23, 2015, 07:00 ET from Canadian Solar Inc.

GUELPH, Ontario, Dec. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., completed the sale of its 10 MW AC EarthLight LP ("Earthlight") to One West Holdings Ltd., an affiliate of Concord Green Energy Inc. ("Concord"). The plant, valued at over CAD$69.4 Million (USD$49.7 Million), is located in Georgina, Ontario and consists of approximately 45,648 Canadian Solar MaxPower CS6X-300/310P PV modules. BowMont Capital and Advisory acted as financial advisor to Concord on this transaction.

This solar power plant will generate significant environmental benefits. The amount of clean solar energy that the Earthlight plant will generate is estimated at 17,892 MWh per year and 344,697 MWh over 20 years. The amount of carbon dioxide that will be displaced during the system's 20 year lifetime is approximately 237,686 metric tons, equivalent to taking approximately 50,000 cars off the road for one year.

Cliff McCracken, Senior Vice-President at Concord, remarked, "This is the fifth plant we have purchased from Canadian Solar in the past year and a half for a total installed capacity of 49 MW. We look forward to this to further complement our portfolio of green energy producing projects across Canada.‎"

Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, commented, "We are pleased to deliver a fifth solar power plant to Concord Green Energy, and we thank them for their mutual partnership and shared belief in making a difference to the environment in Canada. Not only will Earthlight create additional green jobs, it will also provide sustainable clean solar energy to all people of Ontario."  

About Canadian Solar Inc.

Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and a provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects. In the past 14 years, Canadian Solar has successfully deployed over 12 GW of premium quality modules in over 70 countries around the world. Furthermore, Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar industry, having been publically listed on NASDAQ since 2006. For additional information about the company, follow Canadian Solar on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or on the website.

About Concord Pacific and Concord Green Energy Inc.

Concord Pacific created Concord Green Energy to explore and support a variety of zero carbon energy producing projects of scale. Planning for infrastructure needs and requirements of Canadians has always been a cornerstone to Canada's first urban master-planned community builder, Concord Pacific. Energy considerations and solutions will be significant to success to sustainable communities of the future. Concord Green Energy has projects at various stages of planning, development, and operation across Canada. Some projects of note include: Red Lily I in Saskatchewan, ROR Project in BC, and a consolidation of solar farms in Ontario. For more information, visit www.concordpacific.com.

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SOURCE Canadian Solar Inc.



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