Jun 3, 2019 – French energy company Total launched commercial operation of a 25 MW solar power plant in Miyako, in the Iwate prefecture on Japan’s Honshu Island. Completed two years after the beginning of construction, the plant will generate enough clean electricity to serve over 8,000 local households.
The Miyako Solar Park PV solar power plant with a capacity of 25 MW, enough to serve over 8,000 local households, is situated in the Iwate prefecture on Japan’s Honshu Island. The solar power plant is designed to fully meet Japan’s stringent earthquake-resistant building standards. The facility comprises nearly 77,000 SunPower solar panels designed for operation in difficult weather conditions, including snow and low temperatures.
The Miyako plant is jointly owned by Total Solar (50%) and Chubu Electric Power (50%).
Construction of the facility began in 2017. Commercial operations started in June 2019.