TotalEnergies Launches 4th Solar Plant in Japan
TotalEnergies just got a 51 MW solar power plant up and running in Tsu, Mie Prefecture, Japan. This will add to the renewable energy capacity in Japan and help reduce the country's carbon footprint.
The plant will sell its electricity to Chubu Electric Power Miraiz through a 17-year power purchase agreement. This is a common practice in the renewable energy industry, where utilities or other companies buy electricity from renewable energy producers to meet their energy needs and reduce their carbon footprint.
The Haze solar power plant was built in two years and uses nearly 100,000 high-efficiency solar panels to generate electricity. The foundations and supports of the panels are made to withstand earthquakes and typhoons. This means that even when the weather is bad, the panels will keep making power reliably and consistently.
The plant has a working area of 77 hectares and can make enough clean energy to power nearly 20,000 homes. This is good for the environment because it reduces the need for fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions.
“We are delighted by the successful start-up of Tsu Haze, our fourth large-scale solar power plant in Japan, with our partners, the Suzuka Group and Tohoku Electric. This is a big step forward for our activities in Japan to use renewable energy. With more than 150 MW of cumulative capacity in operation, we are proud to contribute to the country's energy transition.” said Vincent Stoquart, Senior Vice-President Renewables at TotalEnergies.