Etrion Developing 45MW Solar Plant in Niigata

Toyo Engineering receives order for EPC services

2019/07/05 17:15
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer
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"Setouchi Kirei Solar Power Plant," for which Toyo Engineering provided EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) services (source: Nikkei BP Mega Solar Business)

Etrion Energy 6 GK, which is invested in by Etrion Corp (Switzerland-based solar power producer), is developing a 45MW solar power plant in Agano City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan.

Toyo Engineering Corp announced July 2, 2019, that it has received an order for EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) services for the mega (large-scale) solar power plant.

For the plant, a solar panel of China-based Jinko Solar Co Ltd and a PV inverter of a Japan-based manufacturer were adopted. All the electricity generated at the plant will be sold to Tohoku Electric Power Co Inc. The FIT tariff set for the plant is ¥36/kWh.

Toyo Engineering will not only provide EPC services but also carry out trial operation of the plant. TAG O&M Service Co Ltd (Minato-ku, Tokyo), which is affiliated with Toyo Engineering, is responsible for O&M (operation and maintenance) services. The plant is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2021.

Etrion developed and runs 11 solar power plants (total output: 56.7MW) in Japan. The latest plant will be its 12th (largest-scale) solar power plant in Japan.

Also, the plant is the 10th mega solar plant for which Toyo Engineering received an order for EPC services (including five plants in commercial operation). The total output of the 10 solar plants is higher than 700MW.

They include "Setouchi Kirei Solar Power Plant," which is the largest-scale solar power plant operating in Japan. It is located in Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture, and its output is 235MW (Related article: 235MW Solar Plant Begins Commercial Operation in Okayama).