Canadian Solar to build 47 MW PV plant in Japan

Construction on the 47 MW Mashiki solar PV project is said to have begun. When complete – scheduled for Q1 2017 – it is expected to be the biggest plant of its kind in the Kumamoto Prefecture.

Canadian Solar has signed a 20 year PPA with Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. at a rate of JPY36.0 (US$0.30) per kWh.

"The Mashiki solar project is our largest Japanese project to start construction, and represents an important milestone as we continue to make progress developing our high-value solar project pipeline in this important market," commented Shawn Qu, company chairman and CEO.