Vena Energy breaks ground on 162-MW PV park in Japan
Japanese solar photovoltaic plant
Singapore-based independent power producer (IPP) Vena Energy has initiated construction of a 162-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) park in Japan's Miyagi prefecture, one of the largest in the region.
Named Amateras Shiroishi Solar Project, the solar farm was acquired from Spain-based global solar developer X-Elio, the buyer announced on Tuesday.
Once up and running, the Amateras Shiroishi power plant will be generating up to 175,000 MWh of clean renewable energy per year, enough electricity to meet the demand of nearly 35,000 homes. The PV park will also help offset up to 104,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.
The solar farm is expected to create up to 200 jobs during the peak of its construction phase. With Amateras Shiroishi, Vena Energy expands its Japanese construction portfolio to 17 schemes for a combined capacity of 604 MW across the country, the firm noted.