Under the contract, Canadian Solar will deliver a total of 83,000 pieces of custom specific CS6X-P solar modules in a 7×12 cell matrix with dual UL and IEC 1000V certification.

Canadian Solar chairman and chief executive officer Shawn Qu said: "We are pleased to be selected to supply our PV modules to EDF Renewable Energy, a leading developer of renewable energy projects in North America.

"We are looking forward to working with EDF RE in the future. I am confident that Canadian Solar’s global leadership, proven track record, and well-known brand name will continue to make us a partner of choice in powering key solar installations worldwide."

EDP, prior to Catalina Solar 2 project, had developed the 143.2MWp Catalina solar project in California’s Mojave Desert

The Catalina solar project was constructed on 1,100 acres of land in two phases with the first 60MWp phase starting operations at the end of 2012 and the remaining in August 2013.

San Diego Gas & Electric Company has agreed to buy the energy generated from the project under a 25-year power purchase agreement.