French oil firm Total started commercial operations at its 25 MW-peak solar power plant in Miyako, Japan. Miyako is located on Japan’s Honshu Island.
The plant was completed two years after construction began and will produce enough energy to power over 8,000 Japanese households.
“We are proud of the successful start-up of our second solar power plant in Japan. The success of the Miyako project is fully in line with our ambition to develop low-carbon electricity worldwide,” said Julien Pouget, senior VP Renewables at Total.
The solar power plant is designed to fully meet Japan’s stringent earthquake-resistant building standards. The facility is operated with nearly 77,000 high-efficiency SunPower solar panels, ensuring the highest performance in difficult weather conditions, including snow and low temperatures. The plant is connected to the electricity distribution grid to supply energy through the regional utility company.