Leading solar energy company makes major investment in Japan

As reported by PV-Tech on September 7, Grasshopper Solar, Canada’s largest ver­tically integrated solar energy company, agreed to a US$80 million investment in Setouchi Koken’s Iizuka solar plant in Fukuoka. The plant, powered by 65,455 solar panels, will generate 26,136 megawatt hours of clean energy and offset 19,451 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

Setouchi and its Japanese partners will develop the installation. Construction of the plant will begin in the fourth quarter of 2018, and the plant is expected to be in commercial operation by the third quarter of 2020.

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