Major Asia-Pacific IPP Equis Energy has selected Bouygues Energies & Services, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, and Toho Electrical to build a 41MW solar project in Yaita, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.
Both Bouygues Energies & Services and Toho will provide EPC services for the project, which began construction in June 2017. The Yaita project is due to start operating in April 2018 and will generate approximately 89.8GWh per year.
Adam Ballin, Equis Energy board director, said: “Thanks in part to strong ongoing regulatory support, the future continues to be extremely bright for solar energy in Japan, where renewable energy generation is expected to increase by 65% by 2030.”
In Japan, Equis owns 45 wind and solar projects with a combined capacity of 1.4GW and with a further 1.1GW under development.
This is the second PV facility in Japan on which Equis has partnered with Bouygues Energies & Services for EPC services, following previous collaborations in Thailand and the Philippines. It is currently building a 13.7MW facility for Equis in Noheji, Aomori prefecture.