Japan’s largest oil refiner JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation (JX Energy) has released plans to develop four more PV power plants with a total installed capacity of 6.9MW.
The largest plant, 2.5MW in size, will be built in Akita Prefecture and the second largest, weighing in at 2MW, is sited in Ibaraki Prefecture. A 1.3 MW plant is planned for Hiroshima Prefecture and a 1.1MW system in Saitama Prefecture.
The Ibaraki plant is scheduled to come online in October 2015, the Akita plant in November 2015 and the two smaller plants in March 2016.
JX Energy did not disclose any information about the project costs, investors, or suppliers.
As of now the company has developed 11.8MW of PV power plants in Japan and currently has four other plants under construction, including the 12MW plant in Okinawa Prefecture PV Tech reported back in August 2013. The other projects under construction include 2.1MW in Ehime Prefecture and 1.4MW in Kagawa Prefecture, both due to be online in December 2014, and a 1MW plant in Oita Prefecture that should begin operation in March 2015.