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Canadian Solar Inc. agreed to supply 45 megawatts of solar power to Bay Area Rapid Transit.
BART signed a 20-year power-purchase agreement for electricity from the Gaskell West 2 project in Southern California, according to a statement Thursday from Guelph, Ontario-based Canadian Solar. Terms weren’t disclosed.
This is BART’s first power-purchase agreement for utility-scale solar. The transit network is seeking to be fully powered by renewables by 2045. Canadian Solar’s Recurrent Energy unit is developing the project, which is expected to be operational in 2020.