GUELPH, Ontario — Canadian Solar’s completed the sale of the 9 MW AC Aria Solar Plant (“Aria”) valued at over CAD $65.6 Million (USD $47.2 Million) to One West Holdings Ltd., an affiliate of Concord Green Energy Inc. (“Concord”). The Aria 9 MW AC solar power plant is located in the Township of Elmvale, Ontario and consists of 48,528 Canadian Solar MaxPower CS6X-300/310P PV modules.

The environmental benefits that will be generated from this solar system are significant. The amount of clean solar energy that the Aria plant will generate is estimated at 15,956 MWh per year, and 277,754 MWh over 20 years. The amount of carbon dioxide that will be displaced during the system’s 20 year lifetime is approximately 191,526 metric tons, equivalent to taking approximately 40,321 cars off the road for one year.

Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, commented, “We are delighted to complete the sale of Aria LP utility-scale solar power plants to Concord Green Energy. This is the fourth project we have delivered to Concord Green Energy and will be an addition to the portfolio of projects we are providing operations and maintenance services on.”

About Canadian Solar Inc.

Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar is one of the world’s largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and a provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects. In the past 14 years, Canadian Solar has successfully deployed over 12 GW of premium quality modules in over 70 countries around the world. Furthermore, Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar industry, having been publically listed on NASDAQ since 2006.

About Concord Pacific and Concord Green Energy Inc.

Concord Pacific created Concord Green Energy to explore and support a variety of zero carbon energy producing projects of scale. Planning for infrastructure needs and requirements of Canadians has always been a cornerstone to Canada’s first urban master-planned community builder, Concord Pacific. Energy considerations and solutions will be significant to success of sustainable communities of the future. Concord Green Energy has projects at various stages of planning, development, and operation across Canada. Some projects of note include: Red Lily I in Saskatchewan, ROR Project in BC, and a consolidation of solar farms in Ontario.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has 8+ years of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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