Grid connection achieved for 9.5-MW Etrion solar park in Japan
Aomori solar park in Japan. Source: Etrion (www.etrion.com).
Independent solar power producer Etrion Corp (TSE:ETX) has completed the construction of the last two sites, totalling 4.2 MW, of the 9.5-MW Aomori solar project in Japan.
The facilities have already been connected to the grid and are expected to start bringing revenues immediately, Etrion said on Thursday.
Hitachi High-Technologies was responsible for construction activities.
The Aomori project consists of four sites in Japan's Aomori prefecture, all selling their output under 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the Tohoku Electric Power utility at JPY 36 (USD 0.32/EUR 0.28) per kWh. The first two sites, with a combined capacity of 5.3 MW, were hooked to the grid in February. The entire complex is seen to generate around 10.7 GWh of electricity per year.
Etrion now has about 43 MW of operational capacity in Japan and 13 MW under construction. The company also said it owns more than 250 MW of solar projects in different stages of development.
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