October 8 (Renewables Now) - French energy major Total SA (EPA:FP) said on Tuesday it has initiated the construction of a 52-MWp solar park in Japan’s Miyagi prefecture.
The French group is implementing the project through its subsidiary Total Solar International as part of its global renewables commitment, and in Japan in particular.
The so-called Miyagi Osato Solar Park, to be installed in the town of Osato, will be equipped with 116,000 SunPower photovoltaic (PV) panels, which are planned to begin generating electricity in 2021. The power plant will be operated by Miyagi Osato Solar Park GK -- a 90/10 joint venture between Total Solar International and SoftBank Group’s (TYO:9984) subsidiary SB Energy Corp.
The PV park is Total’s third solar project in Japan, and also the biggest one, the French group said. It will lift its installed solar capacity in the Asian country to over 100 MWp, once completed.