Sojitz, Osaka Gas and Looop form rooftop solar JV in Vietnam

A part of Long Duc Industrial Park - operated by Sojitz in southern Vietnam (Photo: Business Wire).

October 22 (Renewables Now) - A joint venture between Japanese trader Sojitz Corp (TYO:2768) and Osaka Gas Co Ltd (TYO:9532) has joined forces with Looop Inc to create a rooftop solar power generation business that serves industrial and commercial customers in Vietnam.

The new business will be operated as a new joint venture called SOL Energy Co Ltd. It is based in Dong Nai Province and is majority owned by Sojitz Osaka Gas Energy Company Ltd (SOGEC), which is the existing 51/49 JV between Sojitz and Osaka Gas. Looop owns the remaining 30% interest in the new business.

The plan is for SOL Energy to initially install a rooftop solar power system with a total capacity exceeding 10 MW to serve clients at the Sojitz-operated Long Duc Industrial Park. The solar business, however, is intended to expand beyond that park in the future.

The project will be conducted in cooperation with the governments of both Japan and Vietnam, according to the announcement.

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