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September 29, 2016
Canadian Solar Subsidiary Recurrent Energy Completes 200 Megawatt Tranquillity Solar Project
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Sep 28, 2016
Canadian Solar has announced the commercial operation of the 200 MWac/258 MWp Tranquillity solar power project in California. The Tranquillity solar power project was developed by Canadian Solar's wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy and is majority-owned by Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power. Electricity and the associated renewable energy credits (RECs) produced by the Tranquillity solar facility will be sold under long-term power purchase agreements to offtakers including Southern C ... read more

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