Canadian Solar Announces Commercial Operation of Solar Projects in Japan

Canadian Solar announced that three of its solar power projects in Japan, Oita Kitsuki, Gunma Takasaki, and Yamaguchi Hofu, totaling 42 MWp, reached commercial operation in the first quarter of 2023.

All three projects are powered by Canadian Solar bifacial BiHiKu modules, and the energy generated is being purchased by grid operators in their respective areas under Japan’s feed-in-tariff program for approximately 19 years at the rates of JPY32 (US$0.24), JPY14.49 (US$0.11), and JPY14.25 (US$0.10) per kWh.

These projects together are set to produce circa 53,000 MWh of renewable energy, which will power approximately 15,000 households, equivalent to avoiding approximately 24,000 tons of annual carbon emissions.

“We are delighted to be part of the green transformation that Japan is going through with these additions to our portfolio. Our teams worked closely with the local communities and governments to bring these projects to fruition,” said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar.

“Working closely with the local community to cultivate a sustainable long-term relationship is one of our ESG sustainable development goals. Canadian Solar’s Sustainability Report provides a detailed discussion on our ESG goals, targets and approaches.”

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