August 7 (Solar) – SunPower Corp (NASDAQ:SPWR) is supplying photovoltaic (PV) panels to Japan’s Sonnedix Power Holdings Ltd for a 46.6-MW project in the Asian country, the US solar manufacturer said on Monday.
Construction of the Tono solar park in Iwate prefecture is currently ongoing and the plant is expected to start commercial operations at the beginning of 2020. NEC Networks and System Integration Corp will be in charge of building the fixed-tilt ground-mounted facility using SunPower’s 435-W panels.
Once up and running, the PV farm will be able to generate more the 53,000 MWh of electricity per year, or enough to meet the demand of around 17,650 households.
The Tono project was developed by Sonnedix Japan, which is serving as asset manager and will operate the PV park following completion. The company is a unit of independent power producer Sonnedix Power Holdings, which currently has 211 MW of PV capacity in operation or under construction in Japan.