Construction begins on 62 MW project in Japan

Japanese PV developer has begun to build a 62 MW project close to the Japanese city of Toyota, in Aichi Prefecure.

Engineering, Procurement and Construction services will be provided by Chiyoda Corporation. Energy generated at the plant will be purchased by regional utility Chubu Electric Power Company, under the terms of Japan’s Renewable Energy Procurement Act.

The project is expected to generate around 74 million kWh of electricity per year.

The Toyota Mega Solar Plant will be the third PV project Pacifico Energy has begun to construct in 2017, with building already underway on a 42 MW project in northeastern Japan, and a 258 MW project in Mimasaka, to the west of Japan’s main island of Honshu, which Pacifico says will be the largest PV plant in Japan once completed. All three projects are scheduled for completion in the second half of 2019.

Pacifico Energy currently has 3 PV plants in commercial operation in Japan, with a total capacity of 130 MW. The company says that it currently has a pipeline of 450 MW under construction in Japan.