Canadian Solar Inc. today announced that it has energized an additional five solar power plants, totaling 22.9MW.
Three solar plants, Royston Solar Park, Wick Road Solar Park and Pant-Y-Moch Solar Park are being developed under the community scheme, with a commercial component totaling 14.7MW energized in the fourth quarter of 2015, and a community solar component totaling 12.5MW that is expected to be connected to the grid in the first half of 2016 allowing community investors to benefit from large scale PV system development in the United Kingdom.
Two other solar power plants, Long Meadow Solar Farm and Slade Solar Farm, totaling 8.2MW have been connected to the grid in the fourth quarter of 2015 under the Renewable Obligations Certificate (ROCs) program.
The five commercial solar plants connected to the grid in the fourth quarter of 2015 (22.9MW) will produce approximately 23,953MWh of electricity per year, which will displace approximately 16,517 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.
"We are delighted to announce the grid connection of an additional five projects, bringing our fleet of solar power plants in commercial operation in the UK to 63.1MW," said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar. "We are proud to make our contribution to the adoption of clean solar energy in the UK, while at the same time creating lasting value for our shareholders."