GUELPH, Ont.—A California-based subsidiary of panel maker Canadian Solar Inc. has brought a 200 megawatt solar project on the U.S. West Coast fully online.
After more than a year of construction, Recurrent Energy commissioned the Garland Solar Facility in Kern County, California earlier this week.
The site includes 723,000 Canadian Solar photovoltaic modules on single-axis tracking tables and can power the equivalent of about 50,000 homes.
Creating nearly 600 jobs at peak construction, electricity from the Garland Solar project will be sold to U.S. utility Southern California Edison under long-term power purchase agreements.
Meanwhile, the Canadian-headquartered solar firm also kicked off production at a new manufacturing plant in Brazil earlier this week.