CSI Solar, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has won a 256 MW solar module supply contract from Sola Group, a South African independent power producer. Two utility-scale solar power projects based on private power purchase agreements will get the solar modules in South Africa. CSI Solar will provide 390,073 BiHiKu7 modules for the two projects.
The two solar plants, which are located in South Africa’s North West Province, have capacities of 126 MWp and 130 MWp, respectively. The SOLA Group and its partners will construct and manage the projects, which span almost 430 acres of land in total. They will be able to generate 580 GWh of renewable energy annually, which is enough to power 40,000 households and offset 595 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. The locations are now under construction, and the solar facilities should be operational in the first quarter of 2024.
In September 2022, CSI Solar Co., got a contract to supply a 350 MW/1,400 MWh fully integrated battery storage system to the Crimson stand-alone battery storage project in Riverside County, California. CSI would also provide EPC and long-term maintenance services as part of the contract. The Crimson storage project has two owners: Axium Infrastructure with 80 per cent ownership and Recurrent Energy, Canadian Solar’s wholly owned subsidiary with 20 per cent.