Canadian Solar Inc. announced that it started commercial operation of 52.5MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in Japan in the first half of 2017. The 52.5MW of plants include the 47.7MW Mashiki plant, the 2.4MW Yamagata Asahimachi plant, the 1.3MW Shizuoka Tashiro plant and the 1.1MW Saitama Shiroishi plant.
The Mashiki plant achieved commercial operation in June 2017. Powered by Canadian Solar's MaxPower modules, the plant is expected to generate approximately 57,000MWh of clean, solar electricity per year.
The Yamagata Asahimachi, Shizuoka Tashiro and Saitama Shiroishi plants were connected to the grid in March 2017. Powered by Canadian Solar's MaxPower modules, these plants are expected to generate around 5,429MWh of clean, solar electricity per year.
"We are pleased to have energized the 52.5MW of solar power plants in Japan. The 47.7MW Mashiki plant is the largest solar power plant that we have built there, which brings our total portfolio of projects in operation in Japan to 112.7MW," commented Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar Inc., "This is a milestone as we continue to make progress in developing and delivering our high-value solar project pipeline in this important market."