Juwi tees up 54MW solar array on previous Japanese golf course

Oct 19, 2020 03:13 PM ET
  • Juwi Shizen Energy has secured an engineering, purchase and building (EPC) contract to develop a 54MW solar park on the website of a former golf links in Japan.
Juwi tees up 54MW solar array on previous Japanese golf course
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The joint venture between juwi and Shizen Energy is constructing the project on behalf of Japanese renewables designer Pacifico Energy. Work will start this October, with the plant set up to be operational by summertime 2022.

Found in Sano-shi, Tochigi Prefecture, around 100km north of Tokyo, the park stands for the biggest project juwi Shizen Energy has actually carried out to date, as well as is readied to create roughly 62 million kWh of power yearly when complete.

Jan Warzecha, managing director of juwi Shizen Energy, claimed the company has actually formerly understood "various demanding as well as intricate solar projects of numerous dimensions" in Japan. The joint venture has actually finished EPC projects with an overall result of over 200MW and it presently has a pipe of greater than 300MWp under construction in the nation.

For Pacifico Energy, the offer indicates it has actually begun building on 13 solar plants in Japan totalling 1,093 MW, eight of which have been completed and also are now in commercial procedure.

The business last year raised around US$ 266 million in its 2nd solar mutual fund, featuring five Japanese solar energy plants totalling over 216MWdc.

Pacifico Energy has a record of creating solar projects on websites of former Japanese golf links: a 102MW PV park in Ako, Hyogo Prefecture, is set to come online in spring 2021, while a 111MW solar installment in Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, is slated for completion in 2022.


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