According to the agreement, Recurrent Energy, which is is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, will supply the electricity generated from its Mustang Two solar photovoltaic project in Kings County to PCE. The project will start its commercial operations in 2019.

During the peak construction phase, the project is expected to employ nearly 400 workers. 

PCE, which is a locally-controlled community choice energy program, delivers electricity to San Mateo County, California.

PCE CEO Jan Pepper said: "With this project, PCE has contracted for over 300 megawatts of clean, renewable energy from new facilities that are being built specifically to serve our customers in San Mateo County.

"Recurrent Energy is an excellent partner for communities like ours that want access to cost-effective, clean electricity from California."

Canadian Solar chairman and CEO Shawn Qu stated that the contract is a key part its growth in the US.

Recurrent Energy has over 4 GW of solar projects under development in North America.

Established in 2001, Canadian Solar has delivered more than 22GW of modules to over 100 countries. Recently the firm has acquired an 80.6 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Guimarania, Brazil.

In May 2017, the company also secured an order to supply solar modules for the first phase of the 800MW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (DEWA Project) in Dubai.