The Japanese company holds a 50% stake in the Nanao plant, while Total and SunPower each have a 25% interest.
The ground-mounted solar power plant, designed in line with Japanese earthquake-resistant building standards on 25 hectares of land owned by ISE Group, was brought online after one year of construction, which began in May 2016.
As stated by ISE Group, the facility is now entirely connected to the electricity distribution grid and began supplying power through more than 80,000 high-efficiency SunPower modules.
With this project, both Total and SunPower set foot in Japan’s solar market, and displayed their commitment to assisting the country’s energy transition process.
“Total is committed to assisting Japan in further diversifying its energy mix to ensure a supply of affordable and clean energy through our solar and liquefied natural gas activities,” said Julien Pouget, Senior Vice-President Renewables at Total.
SunPower Vice President Shingo Tajiri said: “We are pleased to partner with Total and ISE Group on our first solar power plant in Japan, a milestone that underscores SunPower's commitment to the growth of the Japanese market.”
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