to-the-point: Canadian Solar powers up 53.4-MWp PV park in Japan
Solar park in Japan. Author: Minoru Karamatsu. License: Creative Commons.
Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ) on Wednesday announced it has achieved commercial operations at a 53.4-MWp solar park in Japan’s Oita prefecture.
The photovoltaic (PV) facility, called Oita Hiji Machi, is equipped with 160,308 of Canadian Solar’s MaxPower modules, which are expected to produce around 61,587 MWh of electricity annually. Their output will be sold to utility Kyushu Electric Power Company Inc (TYO:9508) under a 20-year feed-in-tariff contract at the rate of JPY 40 (USD 0.37/EUR 0.33) per kWh.
After completing the project, the development of which began in 2014, Canadian Solar now operates 143 MWp of solar power plants in Japan.
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