As the general contractor, Conergy is responsible for the design and engineering of the plant, including provision of the components. Fudosan Kanri Center will serve as the local construction partner of the ground-mounted installation on a surface of approximately 18,000 square meters. Fujicom Co Ltd is the local investment company.
According to Conergy, more than 3,300 Conergy modules of the “P-Series” on Conergy SolarLinea mounting systems will produce upwards of 900 megawatt hours of clean energy per year on the most northerly island of the country, while avoiding 440 tons of CO2 emissions. The Conergy solar power plant is expected to be completed this spring.
Alexander Lenz, president of Conergy Asia & Middle East, called Japan a "role model for a systematic and rapid energy transition." He said Japan is expected to have installed close to USD 20 billion worth of PV systems in 2013, up 82% from USD 11 billion in 2012. In 2013, around 7 GW of photovoltaic systems were installed in Japan, up from 2 GW in 2012. Experts predict strong growth in 2014 as well, with an installed capacity rising from 7 GW of new build capacity per year to 8 GW in 2014.
These statistics substantiate Japan's commitment to the conversion to clean energy sources in the long term. "As a company, we aim to benefit from this rapid growth in demand for solar PV installations," Lenz added. "Over the past year we have stepped up our business development efforts in Japan, and these are now showing promising results.”
In support of its entry into the Japan market, Conergy recently founded a branch office in Tokyo and appointed Hideyuki Otaka as the managing director of the new subsidiary.