June 12 (Renewables Now) - MPower, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Australian power sector investor Tag Pacific Ltd (ASX:TAG), has won an order to build a 6.8-MW solar park in South Australia, it said today.
The contract was awarded by a subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ) and work under it will be completed during this year. The value of the deal stands at over AUD 3 million (USD 2.1m/EUR 1.8m).
The so-called Mannum solar park, the given capacity of which is in direct current (DC), will be installed in the town with the same name, with 17,000 photovoltaic (PV) panels and single-axis trackers. The plant will use Canadian Solar hardware.
MPower noted that the contract value of the project differs from that of other full-scope projects it has previously secured due to the use of the developer’s own PV equipment.
“MPower’s pipeline of projects in the proposal phase including solar, battery storage and hybrid systems across Australia and the Pacific Islands is continuing to grow,” noted Nathan Wise, the Australian firm’s CEO. Last November, MPower received a full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a 5-MW solar project in South Australia, worth over AUD 8 million.
(AUD 1.0 = USD 0.695/EUR 0.613)