SB Energy, TotalEnergies complete 51.6-MW solar park in Japan

SB Energy and TotalEnergies Miyagi Osato Solar Park. Image by SB Energy (www.sbenergy.co.jp)

October 19 (Renewables Now) - Japanese renewable energy firm SB Energy Corp said today it has started the commercial operation of a 51.6-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) park in Miyagi prefecture.

The project was developed in cooperation with TotalEnergies Renewables, a subsidiary of French energy giant TotalEnergies SE (EPA:TTE), and local utility Tohoku Electric Power Co Inc (TYO:9506).

According to the press release, the power plant will be managed through special purpose company Miyagi Osato Solar Park GK. SB Energy has a 10% stake in the firm, while TotalEnergies and Tohoku Electric hold 45%each.

Covering an area of 694,000 sq m in Osato city, the Miyagi Osato Solar Park has an estimated annual output of about 56.4 million kWh. This will be enough to cover the consumption of around 15,600 local households, the clean energy arm of SoftBank Corp (TYO:9984) noted.

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