Solar power supplier Canadian Solar has said that its modules have been selected for a 600kw solar project in the Leeward Islands.

Anguilla-based solar installation firm Comet Solar will install the modules at eight buildings and various businesses, including supermarkets, which have a high refrigeration load.

Construction has already started. The project is approved by the St. Kitts & Nevis Government.

Diversified trading firm SL Horsford has secured contract from Comet Solar for the installation.

Canadian Solar chairman and CEO Shawn Qu said this latest win demonstrates the true power of solar energy.

"We are pleased to be selected by Comet Solar for this exciting installation, which will directly help the business owner to reduce its high electricity bill due to refrigeration, air conditioning and other constant energy demands compounded by the high temperatures in the region," Qu added.