Renewable manufacturer Canadian Solar announced that it has achieved commercial operation of three solar power projects in Japan in the first quarter of 2023.
The projects – Oita Kitsuki, Gunma Takasaki and Yamaguchi Hofu –total 42 MWp and are powered by the company’s bifacial BiHiKu modules.
“We are delighted to be part of the green transformation that Japan is going through with these additions to our portfolio,” said Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar. “Our teams worked closely with the local communities and governments to bring these projects to fruition.”
The three projects combined are set to generate approximately 53,000 MWh of renewable energy, which is expected to power around 15,000 households and avoid about 24,000 tons of annual carbon emissions.
The energy produced by the three projects will be purchased by grid operators in their respective areas under Japan’s feed-in-tariff program for about 19 years, the Canadian firm notes.
“These projects continue to expand Canadian Solar’s strong track record in Japan as we keep developing our business in a sustainable and responsible manner and contributing to Japan’s carbon neutrality goal,” Qu added. “We now have over 518 MWp of utility-scale projects in operation or under construction, and two partnership platforms in Canadian Solar Infrastructure Fund and Japan Green Infrastructure Fund.”
Headquartered in Ontario, Canadian Solar is a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, a provider of solar energy and battery storage solutions, and a developer of utility-scale solar power and battery storage projects.
In the company's 20-plus-year history, Canadian Solar has shipped more than 82 GW worth of solar modules.