Canadian Solar has signed a multi-year module supply agreement with Lightsource BP to deliver 1.2 GW of high efficiency polycrystalline solar modules
Canadian Solar, one of the world’s largest solar power companies, has announced that it has signed a multi-year module supply agreement with Lightsource BP to deliver 1.2 GW of high efficiency polycrystalline solar modules for projects in the US and Australia.
Lightsource BP is a global market leader in the development, acquisition and long-term management of large-scale solar projects and smart energy solutions.
“We are pleased to be working with Canadian Solar to deliver our global pipeline. They are a bankable and industry-proven partner for our projects. Our centralised procurement team selected these modules for their high-efficiency performance and we look forward to seeing the satisfactory results in the field very soon,” commented Kareen Boutonnat, chief operating officer at Lightsource BP.
The projects will be using Canadian Solar’s polycrystalline bifacial high power BiHiKu (CS3W-PB-AG) and high power HiKu (CS3W-P) modules. Bifacial modules generate power from both the front and the rear sides of the module, which increases the power output compared to conventional monofacial modules. The very high output of the BiHiKu bifacial modules will maximise the power generation in a limited area of the plant site, while dramatically reducing the Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) of the power plant.
Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and chief executive officer of Canadian Solar, said, “we are excited about the strong partnership with Lightsource BP that has contributed to the 1.2 GW of module sales commitments. As a solar technology leader, we are working continuously on innovation. I am proud to see that our high-power modules, based on the latest bifacial technology, have been selected for these projects in Australia and the US.”
In January, Lightsource BP had announced the purchase of approximately USD 100 million in equipment from Array Technologies, an industry leader in reliable solar tracking solutions. The investment in single-axis solar tracking equipment was completed in December and is the first phase in the construction of over 1.5 GW of large-scale solar projects in the US.