Canadian Solar Inc. (Guelph, Canada) on August 19, 2013, announced that its modules would be used for a landmark solar photovoltaic (PV) 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 PV project permitted by the St. Kitts & Nevis Government to date.
S. L. Horsford, a diversified trading company 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.
“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,” says Chris Mason, Comet Solar’s owner. “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.”