Canadian Solar, EDF partner in Brazilian solar project
- Canadian Solar supplies modules while EDF will manage project's construction and operations phases

Canadian Solar and EDF Energies Nouvelles announced their partnership on Thursday in the 92.5-megawatt Pirapora III photovoltaic project in Brazil.

Under the partnership, Canadian Solar will sell 80 percent interest in the project to EDF Energies Nouvelles' local subsidiary, EDF EN do Brasil.

Canadian Solar will supply modules for the project while EDF EN do Brasil will manage both the construction and operations phases of the photovoltaic plant.

Construction started on the Pirapora III project and is expected to reach commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2017.

The project will generate 188 gigawatt-hours of annual electricity and contribute towards the country’s goal of obtaining 23 percent of its energy from non-hydro renewable sources by 2030.

EDF EN do Brasil previously acquired an 80 percent interest in Canadian Solar's Pirapora I and Pirapora II projects.

Once all three projects are commissioned in 2018, they will form the largest solar photovoltaic facility in operation in Latin America with a total installed capacity of approximately 400 megawatts, the company said.

By Zeynep Beyza Kilic

Anadolu Agency



10 Aug,2017