Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., has closed the sale of three solar power plants, William Rutley, Liskeard 3 and Liskeard 4, totaling 30 MW AC and valued at over C$180 million ($161.2 million) to TransCanada Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP). The William Rutley project closed onSeptember 29, 2014 followed by Liskeard 3 & 4 on September 30, 2014.
“We are delighted to complete the sale of these three utility-scale solar power plants to TransCanada, one of North America’s most successful energy infrastructure companies,” said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar Inc. “This transaction brings the number of project sales in Ontario in the third quarter of 2014 to five, and is another testament to our utility-scale project development capabilities and expertise, as we continue to expand our total solutions business model globally.”
The William Rutley solar power plant totals 10 megawatt AC and is located in the town of Ingleside. The Liskeard 3 & Liskeard 4 totaling 20 megawatts are located in the town of Temiskaming Shores.
About Canadian Solar Inc.
Founded in 2001 in Ontario, 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 has an industry leading and geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale solar power projects as well as a track record of successful solar deployment boasting over 7 GW of premium quality modules installed in over 70 countries during the past decade. Canadian Solar is committed to providing high-quality solar products and solar energy solutions to customers around the world.
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