Total Commissions 51MW Japanese Solar Power Plant
- TotalEnergies has commissioned a 51MW solar power plant in Tsu, Mie Prefecture, Japan. With nearly 100,000 high-efficiency solar panels, the plant will provide enough clean and reliable electricity to power nearly 20,000 homes.
TotalEnergies has recently commissioned a 51MW solar power plant located in Tsu, Mie Prefecture, Japan. The plant, which is connected to the power grid, will supply its electricity to Chubu Electric Power Miraiz, a subsidiary of the regional utility company, through a power purchase agreement for a period of more than 17 years. The plant was built in two years and is operated with nearly 100,000 high-efficiency solar panels. The supports and foundations of the solar panels are designed taking into account the risk of earthquakes and typhoons. The plant covers an area of nearly 77 hectares and will provide enough clean and reliable electricity to power nearly 20,000 homes. (Source: TotalEnergies)
Why does it matter?
This solar power plant is a major step forward for TotalEnergies and its partners Suzuka Group and Tohoku Electric in the deployment of renewable activities in Japan. With more than 150 MW of cumulative capacity in operation, this plant will make a significant contribution to the country's energy transition. The plant is also designed to be resilient to natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons, making it a reliable source of power for the region.
TotalEnergies is committed to expanding its renewable energy portfolio in Japan. The company plans to build more solar power plants in the country, as well as invest in other renewable energy sources such as wind and geothermal energy. This will help the company reach its goal of becoming a net-zero emissions company by 2050. In addition, TotalEnergies is also looking to expand its renewable energy projects in other countries around the world.