Pattern Energy Group and Green Power Investment Corporation (GPI) has jointly announced the completion of the 14MW Kanagi Solar PV power plant in Shimane prefecture, Japan.
The PV plant was developed by a joint venture formed between Pattern Development and GPI, while GE Energy Financial Services has acquired a controlling stake in the project. It consists of PV panels supplied by Kyocera Solar Corporation, and the construction management was carried by Kyocera Communication Systems, which will also perform the future operation and maintenances of the facility.
"Following our recent completion of Futtsu Solar, Kanagi Solar is now our second solar project to reach commercial operations this year, both on budget and on schedule," said Toshio Hori, CEO and founder of GPI. "We intend to build on these accomplishments in solar and expect similar successes in wind as well in the near future."
In advanced to Kanagi Solar, Pattern Development and GPI completed the construction of the 42MW Futtsu PV power plant located in Chiba prefecture. Both Kanagi Solar and Futtsu Solar are listed as Pattern Energy Group’s identified Right of First Offer (iROFO) projects.
Pattern Development aims to develop 1,000MW of renewable energy sources in Japan, stated Mike Garland, President and CEO of Pattern Development, in an announcement. Kanagi Solar has a 20-year power purchase agreement with Chugoku Electric Power Company for acquiring all electricity generated from the facility.