Canadian Solar to construct solar PV power plant in Japan

Canadian Solar has completed construction and began commercial operation of a 27.3MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Tottori Prefecture, Japan.

The facility commenced commercial operation on 10 August.

Powered by 85,320 Canadian Solar's MaxPower modules, the facility is expected to produce around 26,259MWh of power annually.

The energy produced will be bought by Chugoku Electric Power under a 20-year feed-in-tariff contract at the rate of JPY40 ($0.32) per kWh.

Canadian Solar chief executive officer, chairman Dr Shawn Qu said: "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."

"We will continue to execute on our energy business strategy to develop and deliver more quality solar projects in Japan and other countries."

Set up in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar is a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules.

So far, the firm has delivered over 22GW of solar modules to over 100 countries.