Canadian Solar wins in Saudi Arabia

A 3.5MW PV array in Saudi Arabia developed by Phoenix Solar.

The first 3.5MW KAPARC PV array in Saudi Arabia developed by Phoenix Solar.

Canadian Solar has won a 1.78MW module order in Saudi Arabia, in a deal that may give the company an inside edge in what is expected to rapidly become the Middle East’s largest solar market.

The order is for the second phase of the ground-mount PV array at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPARC), owned by Saudi Aramco.

The first 3.5MW phase of the KAPARC array was completed earlier this year using 12,000 modules from bankrupt Chinese player Suntech and central inverters from Germany’s SMA Solar.

This summer Phoenix Solar, which acted as system integrator on the first phase, reversed course on its decision to shutter its presence in the Middle East after winning a contract to build the second phase as well.

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