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Canadians spark in N Carolina

Recurrent Energy’s 100MW IS-42 solar project comes online

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Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy has started commercial operations at the 92MW IS-42 solar photovoltaic project in North Carolina.

The project, which is located in Cumberland County, has a long-term power purchase agreement with Duke Energy Progress.

In September, Recurrent Energy entered into an agreement for the sale of 99% of its Class B membership interest in the project to Falck Renewables, with closing expected in November.

DEPCOM Power provided engineering, procurement and construction for the project and will also deliver operations and maintenance services. 

Some 275 people were employed at peak construction, with 95% local hires and 30% US veterans – in line with the project's veteran hiring programme requirements.

Canadian Solar chief executive and chairman Shawn Qu said: “The completion of the IS-42 project is an important milestone in our ongoing commitment to deliver cost-effective solar power to markets across the US.”

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