Juwi Shizen Energy lands solar EPC job for 32-MW project in Japan
The Sonnedix Japan Suwa PV plant. Source: Sonnedix
Juwi Shizen Energy Inc, a joint venture between Japan’s Shizen Energy and Juwi Group of Germany, unveiled an order for the construction of a 32-MW solar project in Japan’s Tochigi prefecture.
The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) deal is for the Sano Tadacho photovoltaic (PV) park in Sano City, Shizen Energy said on Friday. Construction of the facility was launched last month with the aim of bringing the plant online in the winter season of 2020.
The PV plant, with a direct current (DC) capacity of 41.6 MW, will be owned by Sun Station Hikari X, among whose investors are Sonnedix Japan KK and Sonnedix Power Holdings Ltd. The project was developed by Sonnedix Japan KK, while non-recourse debt financing will be provided by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC).
With an expected annual output of around 44,300 MWh, the solar farm is seen to generate enough energy to supply about 14,900 households. Juwi Shizen Energy and Juwi Shizen Energy Operation Inc will take care of its operations and maintenance (O&M).
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