Vena Energy’s 35-megawatt Ono solar project in the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan has started commercial operation.
Operated by the Nippon Renewable Energy Operations (NREO) branch of Fukushima— a Vena Energy subsidiary— the Ono solar project features 87.000 photovoltaic modules that generate up to 37.441 MWh annually, capable of providing up to 7.098 Japanese households with renewable energy each year.
The Ono solar project would also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 22.283 tons compared with traditional thermal generation, thus saving about 35.000.000 liters of energy.
“The Ono Solar Project marks our 24th renewable energy project, bringing our total operational capacity to 449-megawatts in Japan. We successfully delivered the project on-time, proactively overcoming the technical complexities related to the long distance from the substation and carefully managing the construction process through two typhoons including Hagibis, which was both the biggest storm and the most severe rainfall of the decade.
“We are thankful for the dedication and perseverance of the approximately 975 local skilled Japanese workers, who we hired throughout the construction of the Ono Solar Project. As we continue to accelerate the development of renewable projects in Japan, we target to create more job opportunities amongst the local communities and boost local economies.”Juan Mas Valor, head of Vena Energy Japan.