102 MW Solar Project Enters Construction In Japan

Pacifico Energy Breaks Ground On 102 MW Ako Solar Power Plant In Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture; Kansai Electric Power To Procure Power For JPY 24/kWh
04:40 AM (Beijing Time) - 12. April 2019
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The 102 MW Ako Solar Power Plant that’s expected to look like this on completion (in the picture), marks the 11th solar power plant Pacifico Energy has started construction on in Japan. (Source: Pacifico Energy K.K.)

Key Takeaways

  • Pacifico Energy has started construction of a 102 MW solar power plant in Japan
  • Ako Solar Power Project is expected to generate around 125 million kWh of clean energy annually when it comes online in the spring of 2021
  • Kansai Electric Power will purchase all power generated for a price of JPY 24 ($0.22) per kWh for a period of 20 years

Tokyo based project developer Pacifico Energy K.K. has started construction of a 102.144 MW (DC) solar power plant in Ako-gun, Hyogo Prefecture in Japan. Like several other PV projects, the Ako Solar Power Plant will be developed on a golf course in the country.

The company expects the project to achieve commissioning in the spring of 2021 when it is anticipated to generate some 125 million kWh of clean energy annually. All power generated will be sold to Kansai Electric Power Co., for a price of JPY 24 ($0.22) per kWh over the next 20 years.

This project is the 11th solar power plant of Pacifico Energy that has entered the construction stage in Japan, representing a total of 930 MW (DC). Out of these, 4 projects with 227 MW (DC) capacity have achieved commercial operations. In August 2018, Pacifico broke ground on 2 projects of 112 MW and 72 MW, also on the site of a golf course (see 184 MW PV From Pacifico Energy In Japan).

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