GUELPH, Ontario, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that the company supplied 5.74 MW of Canadian Solar MaxPower CS6X-310P modules to two projects located in Fowler, California. The first installation -- the 2.49 MW Bee Sweet Citrus Farm -- consists of 8,034 Canadian Solar MaxPower panels. The second installation -- the 3.25 MW National Raisin Company Farm -- consists of approximately 10,509 Canadian Solar MaxPower panels, making this array one of the largest agricultural solar systems in the nation. Pickett Solar, a Fresno, California-based solar developer, provided Engineering, Procurement, and Construction ("EPC") services.
The environmental benefits from these solar systems are significant. The Bee Sweet Citrus installation is expected to produce approximately 3,442,000 kWh of electricity annually, and the National Raisin Company installation is expected to produce approximately 5,523,500 kWh of electricity annually. In total, the cumulative amount of electricity produced from these two installations is equivalent to powering 564 American homes for one year. In addition, approximately 5,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide will be offset annually from these projects.
Mike Pickett, Owner of Pickett Solar, said, "When working with our agriculture clients, they look for bankable, proven equipment. We are proud to partner with Canadian Solar, an industry-leader in quality and service."
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, commented, "As the popularity of solar energy continues to increase throughout the sunny state of California, Canadian Solar is proud to be selected as the solar energy solution provider for Bee Sweet Citrus, Inc. and the National Raisin Company. We believe solar energy is a good investment for the agricultural sector, especially in California's Central Valley, in addition to generating new jobs in the local community."
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 provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar also has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects in various stages of development. In the past 14 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 16 GW of premium quality modules to over 90 countries around the world. Furthermore, Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar industry, having been publicly listed on NASDAQ since 2006. For additional information about the company, follow Canadian Solar on LinkedIn or visit www.canadiansolar.com.
About Pickett Solar
Pickett Solar is a design and installation solar company based in Fresno, California. As a division of Don Pickett & Associates, Inc. with over 30 years of experience in commercial, agribusiness and government construction, Pickett Solar is uniquely qualified to help customers upgrade their commercial facilities with solar. Their seasoned in-house design and engineering departments know how to provide clients with the most efficient design and avoid the problems that can plague solar projects. In addition, their longstanding relationships in the construction industry allow Pickett Solar to draw on the best local craftsmen. This ensures their solar installations are completed on time and built with the utmost quality. Pickett Solar serves the Central Valley of California. For more information, please visit www.pickettsolar.com or phone (559) 438-1074.
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