Canadian Solar, one of the world’s largest solar power companies, announced that it successfully completed construction and started commercial operation of a 27.3 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Tottori Prefecture, Japan.
The plant reached commercial operation on August 10, 2017. Powered by 85,320 Canadian Solar’s high-efficiency MaxPower modules, the plant is expected to generate approximately 26,259 MWh of clean, reliable solar electricity each year, which will be purchased by Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc. under a 20-year feed-in-tariff contract at the rate of ¥40.0 ($0.32) per kWh.
“The successful grid connection of the 27.3 MWp plant is another testament to Canadian Solar’s capability in project development and construction, and it enlarges our portfolio of operating solar power projects in Japan to 137.8 MWp,” commented Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar Inc., “We will continue to execute on our energy business strategy to develop and deliver more quality solar projects in Japan and other countries.”
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