Canadian Solar Inc. announced completion of its second green project bond placement with Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd. The JPY7.4 billion ($66.0 million) dual-tenor green project bond was issued to finance Canadian Solar's 27.3MWp Tottori Solar Power Plant in Tottori Prefecture, Japan. The Tottori solar power plant achieved commercial operations in August 2017, and the electricity generated is currently being purchased by the Chugoku Electric Power Company, Inc. under a 20-year feed-in-tariff contract at the rate of JPY40.0 ($0.36) per kWh.
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar Inc. commented, "We are very proud to announce the issuance of a second dual-tenor green project bond at a low coupon rate. This solidifies our position as the leading international issuer of green project bonds in Japan. Investors recognize our strong record of building high quality and bankable solar power projects. This project will contribute to the growth of Canadian Solar Infrastructure Fund as a leading renewable energy fund in Japan. We will continue to look for opportunities to promote renewable energy platform in this market."