Sonnedix to commence commercial operation on 32.9 MW of solar PV in Iwate, Japan
Sonnedix’s 32.9 MW Iwate Miyako Mega-solar PV Plant, located in Yamada-machi and Miyako-city, Iwate prefecture, achieved commercial operation on 3 June 2020. This is the second large scale solar PV project in Japan entering operation this year that was fully developed and financed by Sonnedix Japan for the Sonnedix Group, bringing the total operating capacity in Japan to 133 MW – with a further 83 MW, expected to reach COD later in the year.
The plant is expected to produce 39,500 MWh of clean energy during its first full year of operation. This is the equivalent to powering around 13,200 households, avoiding the emission of around 19,200 metric tons CO2 per year. The electricity generated by the solar plant will be sold to Tohoku EPCO, through a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
Built by Daiwa House, the PV plant is powered by 340Wp modules manufactured by Hanwha Q Cells, as well as 33kW string inverters supplied by Huawei.
Axel Thiemann, Sonnedix Group CEO, said: The beginning of the operations phase for Iwate Miyako Mega-solar PV Plant marks a milestone for Sonnedix, as it consolidates our in-country-growth and expansion strategy, and positions us as one of the leading players in the Japanese solar market.
Sonnedix Japan, on behalf of the Sonnedix group of companies (the Sonnedix Group), currently manages 133 MW of solar PV capacity in operation and more than 380 MW of solar PV capacity under construction and development.
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