Canadian Solar supplies 50 megawatt solar project in Madagascar


Groupe Filatex, Madagascar’s largest employer, is completing solar power plants in four cities on the island to boost access to electricity in the nation of 26 million people.

The plants will have a combined capacity of 50 megawatts and the project is a joint venture with Canada’s DERA Energy, Filatex said in a statement.

The company, which employs 15,000 people mostly in the real estate and hospitality sectors, plans to install another 50 megawatts next year. The solar panels will be supplied by Canadian Solar Inc.

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