October 23 (Solar) – Tokyo-based Juwi Shizen Energy announced today it has received an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order for a 28.8-MW DC solar power plant in Japan's Miyagi prefecture.
Thailand’s Banpu Power Public Co Ltd (BKK:BPP), the entity behind the photovoltaic (PV) farm, has also contracted Trina Solar Japan Energy Co Ltd to act alongside Juwi. Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp, is in charge of funding, Juwi said in the press release.
Based in Osato city, the Osato Solar Park, as it is named, is currently under construction and is expected to start operations in the summer of 2019. Covering an area of 336,000 sq m (3,616,673 sq ft), the PV plant is expected to produce about 30,947 MWh per year, enough to meet the power demand of 10,400 households.
Local power utility Tohoku Electric Power Co (TYO:9506) will be the purchaser of the plant's output, Juwi noted.