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.
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