Sonnedix starts commercial op of 14-MWp solar farm in Japan
Solar park in Japan. Source: Sonnedix (www.sonnedix.com).
Global independent power producer (IPP) Sonnedix Power Holdings Ltd has announced that its 14-MWp solar farm in Japan reached commercial operation date (COD) in September.
The Sonnedix Hirono plant is the company's sixth project in Japan to start commercial operation in 2022, the IPP group said on Wednesday.
Sonnedix hired Juwi Shizen Energy to serve as the EPC contractor on this project, and be in charge of operation and maintenance. JA Solar modules and TMEIC inverters were selected for the plant.
The solar farm is located in the town of Hirono in Iwate prefecture. It is expected to generate 15.8 GWh of electricity per year during the first year of operation, according to Sonnedix.
Japanese electric utility Tohoku Electric Power Co Inc (TYO:9506) will off-take the production output of the plant through a power purchase agreement (PPA) under the feed-in-tariff regime for 18 years, Sonnedix added.
At present, the group’s unit Sonnedix Japan manages 24 solar plants with a total capacity of 433 MWp and 62 MWp of projects under construction.
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