February 25 (Renewables Now) - Asian renewables developer Pacifico Energy KK on Monday announced the start of construction of a 111.1-MW solar park on Japan’s Honshu island.
The power plant, with a given capacity in direct current (DC), will be installed at the site of a golf course in Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, and is expected to become operational in the spring of 2022.
Pacifico Energy has hired Sharp Energy Solution as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor. A group of lenders led by MUFG Bank Ltd has provided financing for the project.
Once up and running, the photovoltaic (PV) farm will be capable of producing nearly 150 million kWh of electricity per year, offsetting about 900,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for around 18 years, the developer estimates. Pacific Energy noted that together with the Wakayama project, it is now building six solar parks across Japan with a combined DC capacity of 502 MW.