27 MW SunPower Plant Starts Operations In Japan

SunPower/Total/ISE Joint Venture Commissions Its First PV Plant In Japan
02:42 PM (Beijing Time) - 24. April 2017

Key Takeaways

  • Nanao Solar Power Plant in Japan has begun operations and is completely connected to the grid
  • The 27 MW plant is developed by the ISE Group, Total and SunPower holding 50%, 25% and 25% stake, respectively
  • It is located in Nano on Japan’s Honshu Island on land owned by the ISE Group

The 27 MW Nanao Solar Power Plant has begun operations in Japan. Majority stakeholder in the project is the egg-producing chicken company ISE Group of Japan, with Total and SunPower holding 25% stake each.

“The SunPower solar panels operating at the Nanao solar power plant maximize the power generated on site by producing 45% more energy in the same amount of space compared to conventional solar panels, and are recognized for long-term reliability and performance,” said SunPower Vice President Shingo Tajiri. “We are pleased to partner with Total and ISE Group on our first solar power plant in Japan, a milestone that underscores SunPower’s commitment to the growth of the Japanese market.”

Nanao Solar Power Plant is located in Nanao on Japan’s Honshu Island. The project is stated to have been designed to fully meet the earthquake resistant building standards of the country. It located on land owned by the ISE Group.

Built with 80,000 SunPower solar panels, the plant is now connected to the grid.

French energy giant Total’s JV SunPower is currently figuring out alternatives to installing power plants as First Solar has announced to opt out of the joint venture yieldco, 8point3 Energy Partners, where both companies deployed a big chunk of PV systems.

Anu Bhambhani

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