Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar companies, announced that 22,000 of its high quality and high performance solar modules were used by its partner and EPC project supplier, Isolux Corsan, to build the UK's three largest photovoltaic solar power plants. Under the euro 40 million project, three new 5 MW solar power plants were built in Langford, Churchtown and Manor based in Cornwall, for a total of 15 MW installed capacity.
According to a September report from energy consultancy AEA, Cornwall generates the most solar photovoltaic power in the UK. Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar, commented, "We are proud that Canadian Solar was selected for this showcase project. Isolux Corsan is a great partner and we are very pleased to be working together and hope to expand our relationship further in the future. Customers and partners continue to seek Canadian Solar due to our experience in the project area, backed by our impressive module performance, quality and value. Solar panels continue to be the most popular of the renewable energy sources in the UK and we are really encouraged by the growth we are seeing in our UK business. The impressive scale of this milestone UK solar project is proof of Isolux Corsan's excellence and we look forward to continuing to work with customers, such as Isolux Corsan, to promote the expansion of solar power in the UK."
"It has been a major challenge for Isolux Corsan to build these three plants, 15 MW of power plants, in just 10 weeks. On top of that, we had the difficulties of operating in a country for the first time. The project met all the deadlines thanks to the excellent coordination between all the departments from within our organization and also the involvement of external suppliers. Canadian Solar has understood the way we work perfectly and they have adapted to it as if they were just another member of the team. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their close cooperation all along the line," states Jesus Rubio, head of the Isolux Corsan Photovoltaic Solar Team. This project also marks Isolux Corsan's first photovoltaic venture in the UK. Development and investment was arranged by Banco Santander and a local partner.