Canadian Solar wins Hitachi contract

Canadian Solar says it has been awarded a contract by Hitachi to supply 18MW of solar PV modules in Japan for a project that is due to enter service in March 2015.

Financial terms of the deal were not made public.

The project is located in the boundary between Marumori-machit in Miyagi prefecture and Soma city in Fukushima prefecture, covering an area of 80 hectares. It will provide electricity for 5,000 homes. Utility Tohoku Electric Power will purchase the power under a 20-year agreement.

Canadian Solar will supply approximately 73,556 pieces of its 60 cell high efficiency CS6P255P modules with power output of 255Wp for the project. 

"This agreement reflects our position as a top tier solar module supplier with an industry leading customer base and our strong position in the Japanese market," says Canadian Solar chief executive Shawn Qu.