Canadian Solar has commissioned a 56.3MW solar power project at a former golf course in Japan.


Image: Solar Panels. Photo: Courtesy of Neville Micallef/

The Yamaguchi Shin Mine project solar power system, powered by 173,000 Canadian Solar CS6U modules, is expected to generate approximately 66,000MWh of electricity every year.

Chugoku Electric Power Company, Inc. will purchase the solar power under a 20-year feed-in-tariff contract at the rate of ¥36.0 ($0.32) per kWh.

Canadian Solar chairman and CEO Shawn Qu said: “This is the largest solar project we have built in Japan, which once again shows our solar project development capability in this market. We now have a total of 141.9MWp of operating solar power assets in Japan, not including the 81MWp of project assets we sold previously.

“We are glad to convert an abandoned 27-hole golf course into a solar plant, which will now provide clean renewable energy for thousands of people for decades to come.”

Source: Company Press Release