March 25 (Renewables Now) – The Japanese unit of Sonnedix Power Holdings Ltd has commenced commercial operation at its 38.7-MW Sonnedix Oita Solar solar photovoltaic (PV) park in Japan’s Oita prefecture on March 16.
Announcing the news today, Sonnedix said it expects the facility to generate 46,400 MWh of electricity in its first full year of operation. This much output can power up around 15,500 households, the independent power producer (IPP) added.
The PV park will operate under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Kyushu Electric Power Company, Inc (TYO:9508).
Sonnedix Oita Solar is equipped with 340-Wp LG ground-mounted modules and 1,667-kW central PV inverters manufactured by Toshiba- Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC). Maetel Construction Japan, a unit of Spanish infrastructure group ACS (BME:ACS), was tasked with building the facility.
Sonnedix Japan fully managed the project through the development, financing and construction phases, the company said. The new PV park lifts the Sonnedix Group’s operating capacity to 95 MWp in Japan. The group expects a further 116 MWp to reach commercial operation date (COD) in 2020.