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Canadian Solar signs agreement for 3 solar farms in Australia



Canadian Solar has signed operations and maintenance (O&M) agreements for the Gannawarra, Hayman and Daydream photovoltaic solar farms in Australia. All together they will have a capacity of 300MW.

The company will be responsible for plant monitoring, performance management, and preventative and corrective maintenance of the three facilities. 

The Gannawarra Solar Farm is a 60MW plant located near Kerang in Western Victoria and is co-owned by Wirsol and Edify Energy. It was the first large scale solar farm to be installed in Victoria. 

The Hayman and Daydream plants are both located in Collinsville, Northern Queensland and have a combined capacity of 240 MWp. They were developed by Edify Energy and are co-owned by Edify and Blackrock. 

"As one of the leading global providers of solar system solutions for the past 18 years with extensive experience in operating and maintaining our own solar facilities, offering operations and maintenance services to customers is a natural extension of Canadian Solar's value proposition,” said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar Inc. 

“We are delighted to be selected by Wirsol and Edify Energy to provide O&M services to the 3 solar farms to minimize downtime and increase site availability. We will continue to add value to the Australian energy market by providing the best quality service, maximize production of renewable energy and enhance the value of solar assets through our O&M services."

"Edify's position as a market leader in Australia provides the opportunity to work in partnership with other world class leaders in renewable energy," said John Cole, Founder and Chief Executive of Edify Energy. 

"We are excited to be working with Canadian Solar as our O&M contractor on five power stations – four solar farms and an energy storage system – for which we have an ownership stake and are asset manager. Working with Canadian Solar will ensure a continued source of efficient, innovative and reliable renewable energy. We continue to lead the charge towards a smarter and cleaner energy supply for Australia."

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Recent Comments
All credit to Canadian Solar for their interest in developing an Australian renewable energy supply in the eastern states of Australia. I was hoping they could do the same in the west of Australia - particularly the Kimberley Region rather than over developed, but poorly producing areas of the eastern States.
Iain Scott, 28 August 2019
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