First Solar starts work on Japanese plant

US renewables company company First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) has said that work is underway Solar plant on building a 1.4 MW solar project in Japan.

The solar farm in Kitakyushu-shi is expected to start operating early next year in Q1 2014 and will utilize First Solar’s CdTe thin-film PV modules.

The project is 100 per cent owned by First Solar and is being built by Japanese construction firms Obayashi and Yaskawa Electric.

Joseph Kishkill, First Solar's chief commercial officer, said the project “illustrates First Solar's capability to develop and build solar power plants in Japan”.

“We are honored to begin our long-term strategic investment in Japan with the Kitakyushu-shi project.”

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