GUELPH, Ontario, Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that working together with Empowered by Light, in partnership with the GivePower Foundation, it has donated 30 kW solar panels with 72 poly cell matrix, CS6X-P, to the first mini-grid systems in Virunga National Park -- installed in August 2016.
Located in the Eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Virunga National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979.Virunga National Park is home to a large portion of the world's endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, Okapis, and other rare species. In recent years, many wildlife populations have been damaged by the Congo Civil War and relentless poaching efforts. Due to the efforts by the Virunga park rangers, these numbers have shown signs of reversal, and Canadian Solar is proud to be part of the continued protection efforts.
"Protecting endangered species and environment is every corporate citizen's responsibility. As a founder and a CEO of a world leading PV solution provider, I am happy to be able to empower rangers in their endeavour," commented by Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar.
This mini-grid PV system provides electricity to the three security sectors within the conservation, powering security lights, radios, and helping enhance the ranger's ability to protect the park's wildlife, even in remote areas at night.
About Canadian Solar Inc.
Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar also has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects in various stages of development. In the past 15 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 16 GW of premium quality modules to over 90 countries around the world. For additional information about the company, follow Canadian Solar on LinkedIn or visit www.canadiansolar.com.
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