• A 54 MW solar power project in Japan has entered construction in Kagoshima Prefecture
  • JRE is building the plant with 136,000 solar panels equipped to generate close to 64.8 million kWh of clean power annually
  • Once the project achieves commercial operations in December 2022, it will sell power produced to Kyushu Electric Power
  • JA Solar has also announced grid connection of a 32 MW solar with 10,445 kWh battery storage facility in Hokkaido for which it has supplied its mono PERC modules

In less than a month’s time, Japan Renewable Energy (JRE) has broken ground on another utility scale solar power plant in Japan, this one with 54 MW capacity. In October 2018, JRE started construction on site for the 73.9 MW Shirakawa Solar PV project in Fukushima Prefecture (see 73.9 MW Solar Project Enters Construction In Japan).

The 54 MW Satsuma Solar Power Plant is coming up in Kagoshima Prefecture. It will entail use of close to 136,000 solar panels that on completion are expected to generate approximately 64.8 million kWh of power annually.

JRE expects construction and completion to last till December 2022 and the project to come online in January 2023. It is contracted to sell the power produced to Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.

Recently, there have been a number of reports on PV power project development in Japan – another update for a large scale solar project facility came from JA Solar that says it has supplied all mono PERC modules for a 32 MW solar plant with 10,445 kWh battery storage facility on the Japanese island of Hokkaido that has just been grid connected.

JA did not share the name of the developer but maintains the Shibetsu stationed project is among the largest PV plants on the island and one that uses solar with storage component equipped to self-regulate to ensure stable operation of the plant during both peak and off-peak hours. The project will generate 30 GWh of solar power annually.

In October 2019, Total Solar International began construction on its third solar power plant in the Asian country with the 52 MW Miyagi Osato project (see Total Breaks Ground On 52 MW Solar Project In Japan).