Canadians Sell California Sun

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Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy has agreed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to supply electricity from the 60MW Tranquillity 8 Verde photovoltaic project in California.

Construction of the project, which is located in Fresno County, is expected to begin in mid-2017. Tranquillity 8 Verde is scheduled to be online by early 2018, Canadian Solar said.

The solar farm is part of the 200MW Tranquillity 8 project, with the remaining 140MW to be purchased by MCE, PG&E and SCE.