May 20 (Renewables Now) - Japanese renewable energy firm SB Energy Corp said today it has started the commercial operation of a 3.1-MW photovoltaic (PV) project on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.
The SoftBank Tomakomai Akenokita Solar Park is estimated to be able to produce a little over 3.8 million kWh a year, the equivalent to the consumption of 1,056 local homes. It will cover an area of 6 hectares in Tomakomai city.
SB Energy was responsible for the design, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works for the PV facility.
Last week, the renewable energy arm of SoftBank Corp (TYO:9984) announced the development of two solar parks with a combined capacity of 5.1 MW, including the 3.1-MW Softbank Tomakomai Numanohata Solar Park, located in the same town as Akenokita.