Canadian Solar signs supply contract; gets involved in SolarLAB2

Under the contract, Canadian Solar is expected to supply 60 megawatts (MW) of PV modules to S.A.G. Solarstrom this year, for deployment in both Germany and Italy. The financial terms were not disclosed, but shipments are scheduled to start in March.

SolarLAB2

In other news, Canadian Solar, in partnership with Energy Resources, has supplied over 11,000 PV modules – around 58 percent polycrystalline and 42 percent percent monocrystalline – to SolarLAB2.

Built under Baraclit’s b.POWER division at its headquarters in Bibbiena near Arezzo, Italy, SolarLAB2 is 2.5 MWp an open-air solar laboratory, which has been designed to sudy the integration of PV technology for prefabricated roofing. It is said to be one of the country’s largest roof-integrated PV installations.

Divided into four sections, it is hoped the installation will generate 2,900,000 kilowatt hours of energy annually. The system is built on a surface of 31,700 square meters.

Luca Bernardini, head of the b.POWER division and marketing manager at Baraclit comments: "In tests carried out in our laboratories, the CS6P modules proved to be high-end performers and this was the determining factor for us to choose Canadian Solar. Their excellent quality-price ratio also enables us to deliver the best product and value to our customers in the prefabricated roofing market."

In a statament, Canadia Solar adds: "For this project, Baraclit b.POWER and Energy Resources (…) required the installation of photovoltaic modules on suitable shed roofing and flat roofing (pointing 12 degrees south west) with a pitch of between 10 and 35 degrees (according to the type of construction system) in order to ensure constantly elevated exposure to the sun’s rays throughout the year."