Canadian Solar Modules Chosen for Landmark Solar Project in the Leeward Islands
Comet Solar begins installation of the largest commercial project permitted by the St. Kitts & Nevis Government to date.
SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) (the “Company,” or “Canadian Solar”), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced its modules would be used for a landmark solar project in the Leeward Islands. Comet Solar, an Anguilla based solar installation company, selected Canadian Solar for the installation, which at 600KW is the largest commercial project permitted by the St. Kitts & Nevis Government to date.
S. L. Horsford, a diversified trading company involved in multiple trading, service and manufacturing activities through its various operating departments, subsidiary companies and associated companies contracted Comet Solar for the installation. The installation will span eight different buildings and various businesses, including supermarkets, which have a high refrigeration load. Construction has already started.
Chris Mason, Comet Solar’s owner, stated, “This project is our largest to date, with the challenge of having a remote location, a range of building types from steel buildings to concrete roofs and a mix of British and American electrical systems and voltages. As always, we wanted to ensure complete customer satisfaction for the life of the project. Canadian Solar’s high quality, warranty and reputation meant we could be confident the client’s investment would be protected and we would receive the best in customer support. While the price was also very competitive, warranty and quality were our first concern.”
“We are pleased to be selected by Comet Solar for this exciting installation, which will directly help the business owner to reduce its high electricity bill due to refrigeration, air conditioning and other constant energy demands compounded by the high temperatures in the region,” commented, Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar. “This latest win demonstrates the true power of solar energy to make our daily lives richer through renewable energy.”
Industry leading product warranties enable Canadian Solar to provide customers the confidence to choose a quality module priced competitively. Module warranties include a 25 year industry leading linear power output warranty, 10 year product warranty on materials & workmanship and 100% non-cancellable and immediate warranty insurance coverage by reputable A-rated investment-grade insurance carriers.
About Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ)
Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is one of the world’s largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading vertically integrated provider of solar modules, specialized solar products and solar power plants with operations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Asia, Canadian Solar has delivered more than 5GW of premium quality solar modules to customers in over 70 countries. Canadian Solar is committed to improve the environment and dedicated to provide advanced solar energy products, solutions and services to enable sustainable development around the world. For more information, please visit www.canadiansolar.com.
About Comet Solar Inc.
Comet Solar is a Caribbean based solar installation company and NABCEP Certified PV Installer that specializes in commercial solar installations and large residential systems in the Leeward Islands. Comet Solar’s installations are of the highest technical quality due to experience in Caribbean solar installations and dedication to high standards. For more information, please visit www.cometenergysystems.com
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