Juwi Group’s Japanese JV Juwi Shizen has landed its largest solar EPC order for a 42 MW project. The Sano Tadacho Photovoltaic Power Plant is owned by Sun Station Hikari X. Its investors include Sonnedix Japan KK and Sonnedix Power Holdings Limited. Sonnedix Japan KK is in charge of development and management of the project.
As EPC provider, Juwi Shizen will construct the project in Tochigi Prefecture’s Sano City. It is expected to generate some 44,300 MWh of clean energy annually on completion. Construction was scheduled to commence in summer 2018, with completion date planned in winter of 2020. Juwi Shizen Energy Operation will be responsible for operation and maintenance of the project.
Non-recourse project financing including the construction phase will come from Japanese bankSumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC).
Juwi Group just announced setting up its very own entity in Japan, separate from Juwi Shizen. The new entity is called Juwi Nippon Energy which will explore project development opportunities in utility scale solar and onshore wind projects (see Juwi Firms Up Presence In Japan With New Entity).