PROJECT | Staff Reporter, Japan

Pacifico Energy starts construction of 42MW Iwaki mega solar power plant

It will generate around 48m kWh of power yearly upon commissioning.

Pacifico Energy K.K. kicks off construction of its second solar power plant in the Tohoku region, the 42 MW (DC) Iwaki Mega Solar Power Plant, located in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture.

The plant will be constructed on approximately 50 hectares of land in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture. Operations are expected to start in August 2019, following a 23 month construction period. Once commissioned, the plant will generate approximately 48 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually, representing an annual reduction of approximately 30,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Tohoku Electric Power Company will purchase all electricity generated by the plant. Toyo Engineering Corporation is appointed as EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) provider. Trina Solar will provide PV module.

To date, Pacifico Energy has completed construction of two solar power plants in Okayama (in Kumenan and Mimasaka) and one solar power plant in Miyagi (in Furukawa), each of which are now in commercial operation.

Pacifico Energy is currently constructing two other solar power plants: a 96 MW (DC) plant in Miyazaki (under construction since March 2015), and a 257 MW (DC) plant in Okayama (under construction since April 2017), and the Iwaki Mega Solar Power Plant will be the second project initiated this year for Pacifico Energy. Leveraging know-how and experience gained through developing, constructing, and operating utility scale solar power plants all over the world, and in collaboration with the communities of Fukushima, we shall go forward constructing an environmentally friendly power plant.

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