Canadian Solar brings 23MW online in UK

Nearly 23MW of solar power plants have been energised in the UK. Canadian Solar said it brought an extra five solar plants online in the fourth quarter of 2015. They will generate nearly 24,000MWh of electricity every year and reduce more than 16,500 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide annually. The news follows the government’s announcement […]

Canadian pipe firm buys solar plant

One of Canada’s largest pipeline operators has bought a large-scale solar power plant. TransCanada is paying Canadian Solar $52 million (£33m) for the 10 megawatt (MW) solar plant in New Liskeard, Ontario. New Liskeard is a town which butts onto Lake Timiskaming. The Liskeard 1 power plant is the eighth solar project TransCanada has bought and […]

Canadian Solar finishes 10MW Chinese solar farm

Canadian Solar has connected a 10MW solar project to the Chinese grid. China’s Ningxia Power Group funded and built the ground mounted project which is part of a 50MW solar plant in Ningxia province in northwest China. The project is expected to generate roughly 13 GWh and reduce CO2 emissions by 18,900 tons a year. […]

Industry response to potential FiT cuts

The solar industry has been left confused and concerned following the Government’s plans to change their levels of subsidy in the Feed-in Tariff. Speaking at the Solar Power UK event in Birmingham, Climate Change Minister Greg Barker told manufacturers: “I’m personally committed to ensuring that your industry can prosper in the longer term, sustaining green […]

Cowboy builders- from double glazing to solar panels?

Better regulation is needed in the solar industry to protect customers from cowboy builders. These were the words of leading voices in the relatively new sector. Speaking at Solar Power UK in Birmingham, two solar bosses told ELN more had to be done to give consumers the confidence to have solar panels installed. Gregory Spanoudakis, […]

Canadian Solar builds three massive PV farms

Canadian Solar have announced a record €40 million installation in which 22,000 solar panels have been built at three plants. Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar said: “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 […]

Canadian Solar boss blames conventional energy for rise in prices

Bills are becoming more expensive because of fossil fuel use in the emerging economies, rather than the growth of renewables, according to Canadian Solar CEO, Shawn Qu. Mr Qu said: “It is oil and gas because of quick growth of the economies in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). The energy consumption global-wise […]

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Shawn Qu – CEO of Canadian Solar

Fulham FC signs solar company sponsor

Fulham Football Club has attracted a new energetic star for Craven Cottage. But the two-year signing isn’t with a centre forward, it’s with a solar sponsor. Canadian Solar, one of the world’s largest solar panel producers will partner with the west London club. Alistair Mackintosh, Fulham FC’s CEO said: “The partnership will, I am sure, […]

Canadian Solar eyes up Indian market

Canadian Solar has agreed 33 MW solar pv sales agreement with Cirus Solar Systems in India. The solar engineering, procurement and construction company based in Hyderabad, India. Cirus has strong corporate backing from the Indu Group, which has expertise in setting up conventional power projects and infrastructure developments. Dr. Shawn Qu, Canadian Solar’s Chairman and […]