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Canadian Solar breaks ground on 2.5MW solar plant in US

07 Sep 2012

Canadian Solar and Mortenson Construction have begun work on a 2.5MW photovoltaic (PV) solar installation project in Laurinburg, North Carolina in the US.


The solar system, which will be located on a ten-acre site, is being developed by US-based Birdseye Renewable Energy.

Mortenson Construction will complete the design and engineering services, and install the equipment while solar modules will be supplied by Canadian Solar.

Canadian Solar commercial and utility-scale markets director Noah Eckert said the company has achieved a significant milestone in the US with the start of the solar project.

"Canadian Solar's goal is to support our customers and partners to bring utility-scale projects to completion," Eckert said.

The solar project, which is owned by Canadian Solar, is likely to generate about 3,483MWh of clean electricity per year, enough to meet the power needs of 300 homes in the region.

The PV project is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.