SB Energy to build 1.2-MW PV farm in Kagoshima

Solar park in Japan. Author: Minoru Karamatsu. License: Creative Commons.

November 15 (Renewables Now) - Japanese renewable energy firm SB Energy Corp said today it will develop a 1.2-MW solar project in Kagoshima prefecture.

The Softbank Kagoshima Iriki Park, as the photovoltaic (PV) plant is named, has an estimated annual output of about 1.41 million kWh, enough to supply 392 local households. Located in Satsumasendai city, the PV park will cover an area of 1.9 hectares (4.9 acres), the clean energy arm of SoftBank Corp (TYO:9984) said.

SB Energy did not mention when construction works are scheduled to commence, but it said that completion and power generation are expected by May 2018. The design, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works will be carried out by SB Energy, according to the firm's press release.

At the beginning of the month, the company also announced it will develop a 102.3-MW solar project on Hokkaido island in partnership with Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance.

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