JUWI Shizen connects 100-megawatt solar park in Fukushima City to the grid


JUWI Shizen implemented the project as EPC service provider. The largest project in the joint venture's history brings the total project volume implemented since its commencement in 2013 to 602 megawatts. Another 140 megawatts of solar capacity is currently under construction.

“We are very pleased to have completed and handed over the large-scale Azuma Kofuji project on time,” says Jan Warzecha, managing director of JUWI-Shizen Energy. “This emphasizes our high level of competence, professionalism and experience as a reliable EPC partner.”

The finalized plant covers an area of approximately 186 hectares, most of which consists of farmland that is no longer in use. The construction of renewable energy plants on such abandoned former agricultural land is encouraged by law in Japan.

The solar park is located in Fukushima Prefecture, about 80 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor. There, in March 2011, an earthquake and a tsunami triggered core meltdowns in several reactor units, resulting in one of the largest nuclear disasters in history.