Conergy, a solar energy contractor, has secured 830 kilowatt (kW) power plant order for the Fudosan Kanri Center in Shinhidaka, Japan.
Conergy is responsible for the design and engineering of the plant, including provision of the components. Fujicom is the local investment company.
The Conergy solar power plant is expected to be completed this spring.
Fudosan Kanri Center will serve as the local construction partner of the ground-mounted installation on a surface of approximately 18,000 square meters.
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 company said.
Alexander Lenz, president of Conergy Asia & Middle East, called Japan a “role model for a systematic and rapid energy transition.”
Japan is expected to have installed close to USD 20 billion worth of PV systems in 2013, up 82 percent from USD 11 billion in 2012.
Japan installed around 7 GW of photovoltaic systems in 2013, 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.
Over the past one year, Conergy has stepped up its business development efforts in Japan, said Alexander Lenz, president of Conergy Asia & Middle East. These efforts are yielding promising results, Lenz added.
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, the company said.