Canadian Solar Inc. today announced that it energized four projects totaling 40.2MW in the United Kingdom, Hoplass Solar Park, Christchurch Solar Park, Coombe Solar Park, and Moat Farm Solar Plant. All four parks use Canadian Solar's 60 cell solar modules, CS6P-250|255|260P.
Hoplass Solar Park, located in the city of Pembroke, has a total system size of 10.3MW, Christchurch Solar Park, located in Christchurch, a total of 18MW, Coombe Solar Park in Devon a total of 7.3MW and Moat Solar Plant in Retford has a system size of 4.6MW. All the power plants started commercial operation before March 30, and are eligible for 1.4 ROC (Renewable Obligation Certificate).
An additional two solar projects are expected to be connected in the second quarter of 2015. Cumulatively, these six solar projects will produce approximately 50,183MWh of electricity per year, which will displace approximately 38,140 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to removing over 7.276 cars from roads in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, commented, "We are pleased to make our contribution to the adoption of clean solar energy in the United Kingdom. These projects are a good addition to our growing fleet of solar power generation assets that we plan to drop into a YieldCo vehicle in the months ahead."