102 MW Solar+Storage Project In Japan

SoftBank’s SB Energy & Mitsubishi Plan 102 MW PV Project In Northern Japan With Lithium Ion Storage Capacity Of 27 MWh
01:27 AM (Beijing Time) - 07. November 2017

Key Takeaways

  • SB Energy and Mitsubishi will start working on a solar PV power project in Northern Japan’s Hokkaido region
  • The 102.3 MW PV plant will also have 27 MWh of lithium ion battery storage capacity
  • Hokkaido Electric Power will purchase all the clean power generated by the plant
  • Construction is expected to begin in April 2018 and commercial operations are scheduled for 2020

Japanese business mogul Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank will be undertaking work to build a 102.3 MW solar power project in Japan. It will also have 27 MWh of lithium ion storage capacity.

The project will be located near Yakumo, Hokkaido in Northern Japan with construction scheduled to start in April 2018. To be spread over an area of 132 acres, it is expected to come online in 2020. Power generated by the plant will be bought by Hokkaido Electric Power.

A subsidiary of SoftBank, SB Energy will partner with Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance for the project in a 50:50 joint venture. The plant will be called Softbank Yakumo Solar Park.

In May 2017, Japanese solar power project developer Pacifico Energy started construction of the country’s largest PV plant with 257.7 MW capacity (see Japan’s Largest PV Project Started). the SB Energy-Mitsubishi plant will be the largest solar+storage PV project in Japan.


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