Vena Energy Expands Renewable Energy Construction Portfolio in Japan by Adding Two Solar Projects Totaling 16 MWac in Aomori Prefecture
Vena Energy, Asia-Pacific’s leading renewable independent power producer (IPP), held a ground-breaking ceremony for the commencement of construction for the 12 MW Nanbu-cho 2 Solar Project, and the 4 MW Nanbu-cho 3 Solar Project in the Aomori Prefecture. With a total installed capacity of 16 MW, Vena Energy successfully expands its construction portfolio to 19 projects totaling 620 MW across Japan.
“Thanks to the support and cooperation of the host communities, the Aomori Prefecture is quickly transforming into the center of the renewable energy transition in Japan. We now have 11 solar projects totaling 198 MW in the Aomori Prefecture, capable of supplying clean energy to approximately 73,000 households annually, and we are excited to be adding these two new projects to our construction pipeline” said Juan Mas Valor, Head of Vena Energy Japan. “Today, Vena Energy has 24 operational solar projects in Japan, and we look forward to working closely with the people of Aomori to successfully deliver the Nanbu-cho 2 and Nanbu-cho 3 solar projects to fruition.”
The Nanbu-cho 2 Solar Project features 36,568 solar photovoltaic panels covering an area measuring 17.87 hectares, while the Nanbu-cho 3 Solar Project has 12,177 solar photovoltaic panels covering a land area 6.11 hectares. The Nanbu-cho 2 and Nanbu-cho 3 Solar Projects are expected to create about 120 local jobs within the community at the peak of the construction phase. Once operational, the projects are expected to produce up to 21,509 MWh of clean renewable energy per year, capable of satisfying the electricity requirements of around 4,284 Japanese households. Compared to thermal energy, these projects will be capable of reducing up to 12,801 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and save up to 20 million litres of water every year.