Canadian Solar Converts Former Japanese Golf Course into 56 MWp Solar Power Plant

Further, the Yamaguchi Shin Mine project solar power system, powered by 173,000 Canadian Solar CS6U modules, is expected to generate approximately 66,000MWh of electricity every year.

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Publicly traded solar PV modules maker Canadian Solar has commissioned its 56.3 MWp solar power project in Japan during May this year.

The company said in a statement that, “Its 56.3 MWp solar power project in Japan reached commercial operation last month.”

This solar power project is built on the former Japanese Golf Course.

Further, the Yamaguchi Shin Mine project solar power system, powered by 173,000 Canadian Solar CS6U modules, is expected to generate approximately 66,000MWh of electricity every year.

Moreover, the Chugoku Electric Power Company will purchase the solar power under a 20-year feed-in-tariff contract at the rate of ¥36.0 ($0.32) per kWh.

Commenting on the development, Canadian Solar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Shawn Qu said, “This is the largest solar project we have built in Japan, which once again shows our solar project development capability in this market. We now have a total of 141.9MWp of operating solar power assets in Japan, not including the 81MWp of project assets we sold previously.”

“We are glad to convert an abandoned 27-hole golf course into a solar plant, which will now provide clean renewable energy for thousands of people for decades to come,” Qu added.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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