Vena Energy starts up 37-MW solar park in Japan

Vera Energy's Kawakami Solar Plant. Image by Vera Energy (www.venaenergy.com)

November 16 (Renewables Now) - Singapore-based independent power producer (IPP) Vena Energy has completed the construction and started commercial operation of a 37-MW solar PV park in Japan's Nagano prefecture, it said.

Named Kawakami Solar Project, the plant consists of more than 89,000 bifacial PV solar panels covering a 49.87-hectares (123.23 acres) area in Kawakami village.

The solar farm will be able to generate enough clean electricity to power over 10,000 local homes for a year.

With Kawakami Solar, the Singaporean IPP expands its Japanese operational portfolio to 26 wind and solar power facilities with a combined capacity of 516 MW across the country, the firm added.

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