Pacifico starts construction on 55 MW PV plant in Japan

Toyo Engineering Corporation is acting as EPC contractor for the 55 MW Minami Mega Solar Power Plant, located on a golf course in Japan’s Gujo City, Gifu. It is slated to begin commercial operation in July 2019.

Overall, the PV plant is set to generate 55 million kWh annually, with the electricity going to the Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.

Pacifico Energy has previously put into operation two mega solar plants in Okayama, and one in Miyagi. The Tokyo-based company is further working on a number of other projects, including a 96 MW plant in Miyazaki, where construction commenced in March 2015; a 257 MW plant in Okayama, where construction commenced last April; a 42 MW plant in Fukushima, where construction commenced last September; and a 62 MW plant in Aichi, where construction commenced last October.

Despite the fact the sun is setting on the long-term prospects for mega solar projects in Japan, owing largely to limited land and high project costs, work in this sector is still progressing.

Most recently, Kyocera announced that work on its 480 MW solar project on the Japanese island of Ukujima is progressing, while it also completed work on a 21.1 MW plant in Hagi City and began operations at five of its floating solar power plants. Trina Solar Co., Ltd also started commercial operation on a 14 MW utility-scale solar project located in Miyagi Prefecture.