Canadian Solar has signed a deal to supply PV modules to two utility-scale projects totaling 146.4 MWp in Honduras.
The two projects — project developer/EPC Solar Power S.A. de C.V. (SOPOSA) and Companía Hondurena de Energia Solar S.A. de C.V. (COHESSA) — will be constructed in southern Honduras between December and March.
Each project has a capacity of 73.2 MWp, bringing the total to 146.4 MWp — enough to supply the energy needs of 45,000 homes in the Central American country.
Honduras recently reached 74 MW of solar PV under construction, giving it a leading position in Central America. PV development in Central America is growing rapidly. The region is set to install 1.5 GW of PV capacity through 2018, according to a recent report by market research group IHS Technology.
Canadian Solar began expanding into South America last year with a new sales and business development office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It recently supplied 4 MW of modules for NRG Energy’s Spanish Town Estate Solar project in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Ontario-based company has also been increasingly active in Japan.
The November issue of pv magazine will include a feature article on the Central American PV market.