juwi Shizen Energy completes third solar park in Japan – Renewable Energy Focus
juwi Shizen Energy has completed its third solar project in Japan – a free field solar park on Kyushu island.
The utility scale solar power plant commissioned by a joint venture between the German juwi group and the Japanese company Shizen Energy Inc has an installed capacity of 1.1 MW and 4,480 solar modules which feed 1,375,000 kWh of electricity into the local grid each year.
juwi Shizen Energy has also constructed utility scale roof top photovoltaic (PV) systems. The ’Bear 2’ system consists of 4,088 solar modules and has a capacity of one MW and produces one million kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean energy per year. The PV plant was built for the same investor who previously financed juwi Shizen’s first solar project.
“Japan is a fantastic market for solar energy and our Japanese team has built great trust with local authorities, land owners and investors,” said Amiram Roth-Deblon, juwi regional director Asia Pacific and representative director of juwi Shizen Energy.
The country is currently dramatically expanding its renewable energy sector, aiming for 20 per cent renewables in 2020. According to reports, Japan is now one of only five countries that have achieved 10 gigawatts of cumulative solar photovoltaic capacity. The country’s PV market in Japan broke the 10 GW barrier in August of this year and reached 10.5 GW at the end of August.