Sonnedix starts commercial operation on 41.6 MW PV plant, in Japan

Sonnedix Japan has completed the construction of the 41.6MW solar photovoltaic plant Sonnedix Sano, which reached its commercial operation date (COD) on January 5th, 2022.
Sonnedix starts commercial operation on 41.6 MW PV plant, in Japan
Courtesy of Sonnedix Japan.

The PV plant is the seventh large scale solar PV project fully managed through the development, financing, and construction phase by Sonnedix Japan for the Sonnedix Group. It brings the operating capacity of the Sonnedix Group’s Japanese portfolio to 333 MWp – with an additional 82 MW, expected to reach COD during the first half of 2022.

Located in the city of Sano, Tochigi prefecture, the plant is expected to produce 49,000 MWh of clean energy during its first full year of operation. This is the equivalent to powering more than 11,000 households, avoiding the emission of almost 24,000 metric tons CO2 per year. The electricity generated by the solar plant will be sold through a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

“We start a new year with more success stories about Sonnedix’s Sustainable Growth, this time in our Japanese portfolio, where we’ve been building around 170 MW in 2021, and expect to bring another four solar PV plants to operations this year” said Axel Thiemann, CEO of Sonnedix. “We look forward to seeing more achievements of Sonnedix Japan, as we consolidate our position as one of the leading players in the Japanese solar market.”

Sonnedix Japan, on behalf of the Sonnedix group of companies (the Sonnedix Group), currently manages a total capacity of around 500 MW.

The complex civil construction of Sonnedix Sano was successfully performed by Juwi Shizen Energy and the plant is powered by 280 Wp Kyocera modules and 1MW SMA inverters. Juwi Shizen Energy Operations will perform the operations and maintenance services in the solar plant.

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