Canadian Solar Inc. (“Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced it has completed the sale of its 18 MWp portfolio of PMGD solar power projects in Chile to Sonnedix. The transaction was closed in December 2018 and the Company expects to recognize the majority of the revenue from the sale of the projects for the fourth quarter of 2018.
The projects, located in Maule and O’Higgins Regions, and developed under the country’s Small Distributed Generation Means scheme “PMGD”, are expected to commence construction imminently in January and reach commercial operation in the second quarter of 2019. Canadian Solar will supply 48,600 CS3U-MS KuMax Mono PERC 375W modules to the projects, and once completed, the plants will generate approximately 35,520 MWh of electricity per year.
“The sale of our PMGD portfolio in Chile is another demonstration of the continuing success of Canadian Solar’s project development business in Latin America. These are our first solar projects in Chile and their successful development and sale underscore our ability and commitment to expanding our presence in the major solar markets in the region,” said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar.
Sonnedix Power Holdings Limited (together with its subsidiaries, “Sonnedix”) is an Independent Solar Power Producer (IPP) with a proven track record in delivering high performance cost competitive solar photovoltaic plants to the market. Sonnedix develops, builds, owns and operates solar power plants globally. For more information about Sonnedix, please visit www.sonnedix.com.
About Canadian Solar Inc.
Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar is one of the world’s largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar also has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects in various stages of development. In the past 17 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 30 GW of premium quality modules to over 150 countries around the world. Furthermore, Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar industry, having been publicly listed on NASDAQ since 2006. For additional information about the company, follow Canadian Solar on LinkedIn or visit www.canadiansolar.com.