The 25 MW Miyako Solar Power Plant is French energy company Total’s second PV project in Japan. In April 2017, it commissioned the company’s first solar project in Japan with 27 MW Nanao PV plant. Both are located on Honshu Island. (Source: Total)
- 25 MW Miyako Solar Power Plant in Japan has been commissioned by Total Solar, a 100% local subsidiary of France’s Total
- The project uses 77,000 high-efficiency solar panels from American module maker SunPower
- Grid connected Miyako project is owned by Total Solar and electric utility Chubu Electric Power with 50% stake each
French energy giant Total has commissioned its second solar power plant in Japan with 25 MW capacity. The Miyako Solar Power Plant in Iwate Prefecture on Honshu Island entered construction in May 2017. It has been developed by Total’s 100% owned local subsidiary Total Solar.
The project is jointly owned by Total Solar and Japanese electric utility Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. in 50:50 stake. Connected to the grid, the project is expected to generate enough clean power to serve more than 8,000 Japanese households and is powered by Total subsidiary, American module manufacturer SunPower’s 77,000 high-efficiency solar panels.
Total Solar says it has designed the Miyako project to meet the country’s stringent earthquake-resistant building standards.
In April 2017, the company switched on the 27 MW Nanao Solar Power Plant its first in the country, also on Honshu Island. It is jointly owned by Total and SunPower with 25% stake each and egg farming company ISE Group holding 50% stake (see 27 MW SunPower Plant Starts Operations In Japan).