Canadian Solar wins EPC contract for Darlington Point power facility

Canadian Solar has secured a contract to provide engineering, procurement and constructions (EPC) services and supply solar modules for the 333MWp / 275MWac Darlington Point Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia.

The firm was chosen by Edify Energy and Octopus Investments and requires it to partner with Signal Energy for the development. Signal Energy will construct the project.

Development of the Darlington Point Solar Farm will begin in March.

It will feature more than 820,000 Canadian Solar HiKu modules (CS3W-P), averaged over 400W for each unit.

The PV modules will be installed on single-axis solar tracking systems covering 2,000 acres.

The project is slated for completion in early 2020. Once operational, it is expected to generate enough power to meet the requirements of more than 115,000 homes in New South Wales. In addition, it will annually eliminate almost 600,000t of carbon dioxide emissions.

Canadian Solar chairman and chief executive officer Dr Shawn Qu said: “We are delighted to be selected by Edify Energy and Octopus Investments to provide EPC services together with Signal Energy and to supply our high efficiency and industry-leading 1,500V and 400W multi-crystalline solar modules to this large-scale solarpower plant.

“Our work with Darlington Point Solar Farm further demonstrates our strengths as a system solution provider with global experience. We are committed to working closely with local Australian communities in creating new jobs and to provide customers in Australia with affordable and reliable solar energy.”

Signal Energy president Greg Pawson said: “We are extremely pleased that Edify Energy and Octopus Investments selected us to construct the Darlington Point project.

“Edify’s track record of success in Australia, collaboration, and focus on quality makes them an ideal customer to work with. Octopus brings a wealth of solar investment experience from Europe and we look forward to building our relationship with them.”

Set up in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar is a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions.

It has so far delivered more than 30GW of modules to over 150 countries.