Canadian Solar Inc. today announced that it has started the commercial operation of a 24MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
The Yamaguchi plant achieved commercial operation on November 16, 2016. Powered by 92,064 Canadian Solar CS6P-260P/CS6P-255P modules, the plant is expected to generate approximately 28,487MWh of electricity each year, which will be purchased by Chugoku Electric Power Company, under a 20-year feed-in-tariff contract at the rate of JPY40.00 ($0.38) per kWh.
"We are delighted to announce the commercial operation of this 24MW plant, which once again demonstrates Canadian Solar's leadership position in the solar energy business. With the addition of this 24MW project, our total portfolio of projects in operation in Japan reaches 46MW,"commented Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar. "With 167MW of projects under construction and an addition 66MW of projects that are ready to build, we are well on track to deliver more solar projects in Japan. We are also working on a plan to monetize certain assets in the coming months."