May 15 (Renewables Now) - Japanese renewable energy firm SB Energy Corp said today it will develop two new photovoltaic (PV) projects in Japan with a combined capacity of 5.1 MW.
The 2-MW Softbank Tochigi Motegi Solar Park is estimated to be able to produce close to 2.5 million kWh a year, enough to supply 687 local homes. It will cover an area of 4.2 hectares in Motegi city, Tochigi prefecture.
With a 3.1-MW capacity, the Softbank Tomakomai Numanohata Solar Park will be able to generate roughly 3.8 million kWh a year, the equivalent to the consumption of 1,053 households. It will be built over a 6.3-hectare area in Tomakomai city, Hokkaido prefecture.
The completion of the two parks is scheduled for November and December of this year, respectively. SB Energy will be in charge of the design, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works for both projects, the renewable energy arm of SoftBank Corp (TYO:9984) said.