July 15 (Renewables Now) - Japan’s Shizen Energy Inc announced on Friday it has reached commercial operations on July 11 at a 1.1-MWp solar power plant in Brazil.
The plant was developed and is owned by local real estate company Espaco Y and Shizen Brazil, through a joint venture named FazSol Energias Renovaveis. Located in the rural area of Capao Seco, Paranoá, in the country's capital Brasilia, the photovoltaic (PV) park's output will be supplied to the local population and the surrounding cities.
According to the company's press release, the users of the clean power produced by the plant will be registered as remote self-consumption customers under the power sector regulator Aneel's distributed generation (DG) scheme and will benefit from a discount on their energy bill.
Shizen plans to build over 20 MW of solar capacity in Brazil.