Amazon to buy power from 110-MW solar park in New South Wales

Aerial view of two Amazon fulfillment facilities with solar systems on their rooftops. Photo credit: P2 Photography.

March 12 (Renewables Now) - The Australian unit of Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ) has signed with Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) a power purchase agreement (PPA) tied to the 110-MW Gunnedah solar farm in New South Wales.

The Gunnedah solar power plant, with a peak capacity of 146 MW, is expected to reach commercial operation by 2021. It will be equipped with the BiKu bifacial modules made by Canadian Solar.

The contract marks the company’s entry into the large Australian Consumer and Industrial (C&I) PPA market, it noted.

In Australia, Canadian Solar has a pipeline of almost 1.2 GWp, including 335 MWp of shovel-ready projects.

“We look forward to growing our solar projects and solar module supply businesses in Australia, while expanding into other C&I sectors in this region,” Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar.

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