Tokyo-based Juwi Shizen Energy Inc announced today it has completed a 9.9-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in Kumamoto prefecture.
The capacity in direct current (DC) is 15 MW.
Located in Kikuchi city, the Kikuchi Shisui Solar Park as it is named, covers an area of 200,000 sq m (2,152,782 sq ft). The PV facility is expected to generate about 17.50 million kWh per year, enough to meet the consumption of 5,600 local homes, Juwi said in its press release.
Juwi Shizen Energy was in charge of the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) works. Unit Juwi Shizen Energy Operation Inc is responsible for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the park.
Launched in January 2013, Juwi Shizen Energy Inc is a joint venture between renewables developers Juwi AG of Germany and Shizen Energy Inc of Japan. As of the end of September 2020, Juwi Shizen had approximately 300 MW of completed EPC PV projects, including extra-high-voltage solar projects, throughout Japan, the company noted.