Sonnedix starts operations of 41.6-MW solar farm in Japan

The Sonnedix Sano solar farm. Image by Sonnedix (

January 13 (Renewables Now) - Independent power producer (IPP) Sonnedix Power Holdings Ltd said today that its 41.6-MW Sonnedix Sano solar farm in Japan is up and running.

The plant reached commercial operation date (COD) on January 5, 2022.

Sonnedix Sano is located in the city of Sano, Tochigi prefecture. It is equipped with 280-Wp Kyocera solar modules and 1-MW SMA inverters. Civil construction works were handled by renewables contractor Juwi Shizen Energy.

Juwi Shizen Energy Operations will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services at the plant.

The Sonnedix Sano solar farm will operate under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). Its output during the first full year of operations is estimated at 49,000 MWh.

With the new plant online, the Sonnedix group reaches 333 MWp of operational capacity in Japan. Additional 82 MW of solar farms are expected to achieve COD during the first half of 2022, the group said.

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