Canadian Solar starts 56.3MWp solar project in Japan

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Canadian Solar announced the commercial operation a 56.3MWp solar power project that was an abandoned golf course in Japan.

Canadian Solar has supplied 173,000 CS6U modules to power the Yamaguchi Shin Mine project solar power system. The latest solar power project will generate approximately 66,000MWh of electricity every year.

Chugoku Electric Power Company will purchase the solar power under a 20-year feed-in-tariff contract at the rate of ¥36 or $0.32 per kWh.

“This is the largest solar project we have built in Japan, which once again shows our solar project development capability in this market, said Shawn Qu, chairman and chief executive officer of Canadian Solar.

Canadian Solar has 141.9MWp of operating solar power assets in Japan, not including the 81MWp of project assets sold previously.