TOKYO, Japan – A 14MWp solar PV plant in the town of Hirono within Iwate Prefecture along Japan’s Pacific coast, reached its Commercial Operation Date (COD) on September 17. Sonnedix Hirono, marks the sixth Sonnedix project in Japan to achieve commercial operation in 2022.
The plant located in Iwate Prefecture, is expected to produce 15,800MWh of clean energy during its first year of operation. This is the equivalent to powering around 3,700 households, avoiding the emissions of over 7,500 metric tons of CO2 per year. The electricity generated by the solar plant will be sold to Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) under FiT regime, for 18 years.
“We are very excitedthat our team has perservered through a time of global market uncertainty to have this project come to fruition,” said Axel Thiemann, Sonnedix Group CEO. “This is an example of our commitment and diligence to expand responsibly and sustainabily to position us as a leading player in the Japanese renewables market.”
The plant is equipped with JA Solar modules and TMEIC inverters. Juwi Shizen Energy acted as the EPC contractor and will perform Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities.
On behalf of the Sonnedix group of companies (the Sonnedix Group), Sonnedix Japan currently manages 24 plants, with a total operational capacity of 433MWp and a total capacity of 62MWp under construction.
Sonnedix is an international Renewable Energy Producer (REP) with over a decade-long trajectory of sustainable growth. Sonnedix develops, builds, and operates renewable energy projects for the long-term, with a focus on providing green, affordable electricity to our customers, and acting as a true social citizen there where it operates.
Sonnedix currently has a total capacity of over 7GW, including a development pipeline of more than 5GW, across Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Spain, USA, and UK. The company continues to expand its global footprint across OECD countries, through acquisitions and development of renewable energy projects.
About Sonnedix Japan
Established in 2013, Sonnedix Japan is a developer, asset manager, and operator of mega-solar projects in Japan, and the Japanese operator for investments made by the Sonnedix Group (www.sonnedix.com). At present, Sonnedix Japan has a total capacity of almost 500MW, including over 20 operational solar PV plants across the country.
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