24 December 2010

First Solar awarded CanSIA’s ‘Solar PV Project of the Year’

First Solar Inc of Tempe, AZ, USA, which makes thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules based on cadmium telluride (CdTe) as well as providing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, has been recognized by the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) for developing and constructing Canada’s largest PV power plant.

The 80MW Sarnia solar project, completed this October in Sarnia, Ontario, and purchased by Toronto-based energy distributor Enbridge Inc, is also said to be the world’s largest operating PV facility.

Enbridge and First Solar jointly accepted the ‘Solar PV Project of the Year’ award at CanSIA’s annual conference on 7 December. “Together with Enbridge, we are leading the development of utility-scale solar energy in Canada,” claims Frank De Rosa, First Solar’s senior VP of project development for North America.

Peter Carrie, First Solar’s VP of business development in Canada, was also honored for his individual contribution to Canada’s solar industry and received the ‘Solar Leader of the Year’ award at the conference.

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