Canadian Solar Inc. and EDF Energies Nouvelles announced a partnership in the 92.5MWp Pirapora III photovoltaic project in Brazil. The Pirapora III project has started construction and is expected to reach commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Canadian Solar is supplying modules for the Project from its 380MWp modules factory established in Brazil to support the local market. EDF EN do Brasil will manage both the construction and operations phases of the Project.
"We are proud to be working with EDF EN on a third project in Brazil. We have now partnered with EDF EN on all three of our projects in Brazil that were awarded long-term PPAs, totaling close to 400 MWp. We value our strategic partnership with EDF EN and look forward to continuing our successful collaboration on other opportunities in the future, as we expand our quality solar project pipeline globally", said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar.
Antoine Cahuzac, EDF Group's Senior Executive Vice President, Renewable Energies and CEO of EDF Energies Nouvelles, added: "This acquisition constitutes further evidence of our growth ambitions in Brazil, a key renewable energy market for the EDF Group. It represents a new step toward the EDF Group's goal of doubling its renewable capacity in France, and worldwide, by 2030 under its CAP 2030 company plan."