August 5, 2014 - Canadian Solar Inc. today announced that the Company supplied 4MW of Canadian Solar PV Modules for the Spanish Town Estate Solar project, recently acquired by NRG Energy Inc. The project is located in St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands and utilizes 14,400 high-efficiency Canadian Solar CS6X-P 305 Polycrystalline PV Modules.
According to a Press Release from NRG, construction of the Spanish Town Estate Solar project began in April of 2014 and is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 1,500 homes. It is expected to create nearly 100 direct and indirect jobs during construction and to inject a total of approximately $3 million into the local economy. With the purchase of the project, NRG will be the sole owner of the facility.
"The Company has expanded its footprint with local offices and local staff based in Panama, Mexico, and Brazil and has supplied modules for some of the region's largest PV projects," said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar Inc.
Canadian Solar modules are covered by a 10-year warranty on materials and workmanship, along with a 25 year linear power output performance guarantee. In addition, Canadian Solar's products and performance warranties are backed by a third-party insurance policy that is underwritten by investment grade insurance companies.