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Total launches construction of its third solar power plant in Japan

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Total Solar International, a wholly owned Total subsidiary dedicated to utility-scale solar plants, has announced the start of the construction of Miyagi Osato Solar Park, a large-scale solar plant of 52 megawatt-peak (MWp) located in Osato, Miyagi prefecture, Japan. The project, which has achieved financial close, is expected to start up in 2021 and will provide clean and reliable electricity to Japanese households.

“The Miyagi Osato Solar Park is Total’s third and biggest solar plant in Japan, which will allow us to reach a cumulated capacity of over 100 MWp in the country. This project is in line with Total’s commitment to develop renewable production capacities worldwide and in particular in the Japanese market, where we actively pursue our development”, said Julien Pouget, Senior Vice-President Renewables at Total.

The plant is designed to fully meet Japan’s stringent earthquake-resistant building standards. The facility will be equipped with around 116 000 SunPower® Maxeon® high efficiency solar panels that deliver reliable performance throughout the entire life of every installation.

Read the article online at: https://www.energyglobal.com/solar/10102019/total-launches-construction-of-its-third-solar-power-plant-in-japan/

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