SMA SOLAR TECHNOLOGY AG CONCLUDES SALE OF SMA RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY GMBHSMA Solar Technology AG (SMA/FWB: S92) concluded sale of its subsidiary SMA Railway Technology GmbH today. The buyer is the leading Chinese railway technology group Beijing Dinghan Technology Co., Ltd. The buyer and the seller have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The transaction will contribute positively to the SMA Group’s earnings in the first quarter of 2017. Against this backdrop, the SMA Managing Board forecasts sales of €165 million to €175 million and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of €15 million to €18 million for the first quarter of this year. The SMA Managing Board is confirming its sales and earnings guidance for fiscal year 2017 as published on January 26, 2017, which forecasts sales of between €830 million and €900 million and EBITDA of between €70 million and €90 million.
Canadian Solar Inc. , one of the world’s largest solar power companies,recently announced that it has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) for the 63MWp solar power plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico with the Federal Electricity Commission (Comision Federal de Electricidad, “CFE”). This project was awarded in April 2016 under the Mexico’s First Long Term Electricity Auction and it is expected to generate electricity by September 2018. All the electricity generated will be sold to the CFE under the PPA for a 15-year period and related Clean Energy Certificates for a 20-year period.
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar commented, “We are pleased to sign the PPA for this solar power project awarded to us earlier this year. We will continue to leverage our global project development and execution capability to continue to expand our global late stage solar project pipeline to meet the growing demand of clean solar energy in Mexico and around the world.”