Pacifico Energy breaks ground on 121-MW solar project in Japan
Image of the Sanda solar park in Japan. Image by: Pacifico Energy.
Asian renewables developer Pacifico Energy KK said today it has launched the construction of a 121-MW solar park in Japan’s Hyogo prefecture.
The photovoltaic (PV) park, the given capacity of which is in Direct Current (DC), is expected to be put on stream in 2023.
Juwi Shizen Energy Inc is acting as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor. Financing was provided by MUFG Bank Ltd and Mitsubishi HC Capital Inc.
The solar farm will be installed in the city of Sanda, mostly covering the site of an existing golf course. Once up and running, it is expected to be capable of producing around 143 million kWh of electricity per year and mitigate 115,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for 18 years.
Including the latest project, Pacifico Energy said it currently has 1,293 MW DC of solar parks in Japan, of which 930 MW are in operation, while the rest are under construction.
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