SILVERCREEK SOLAR PARK, CANADA
Silvercreek Choses Canadian Solar Modules for the Installation of a 10 MW Solar Farm.
On January 2014, Canadian Solar’s Canadian-made modules were chosen for Silvercreek’s first utility scale solar power project in Ontario. The 10 MW solar power plant, which is located in Elgin County, south of the Town of Alymer, Ontario, is projected to generate over 17,500,000 kilowatts-hours per year. The Silvercreek solar power plant is powered by 48,384 Canadian Solar high performance CS6X modules that have been formally tested which is expected to power approximately 1,699 houses annually and to displace approximately 246,940 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over its 20-year operational period.
The solar farm will mark a milestone for the community, as Elgin County’s first solar farm to be build and connected in the county. This project is being developed as part of the Ontario Power Authority Feed-In-Tariff contract. It is expected to create more than 150 new jobs throughout the development and construction phase of the project.
“We take the utmost pride and bring the same high level of expertise and quality to every solar project we are involved with. As a result, our impressive track record of success worldwide, expanding global leadership and strong local manufacturing facilities in Canada made Canadian Solar an ideal partner. We are excited to be working with Silvercreek Solar Park on its first solar project in Canada and look forward to further expanding our relationship in the future as opportunities come available,” said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.