Sonnedix 41.6MW Sano Solar PV Plant reaches financial close and enters construction on 2 July, 2018

Tokyo, Japan – Sonnedix Japan K.K. (Sonnedix Japan) has reached financial close on a YEN 16.5 billion non-recourse financing with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) for the 41.6 MW Sano solar PV plant, on behalf of the Sonnedix group of companies (Sonnedix).   

Sonnedix, one of the leading players in the Japanese solar market, currently has more than 160 MW of capacity in construction managed by Sonnedix Japan.  The 41.6 MW Sano plant, located in the Tochigi prefecture, will become the group’s third largest in country when operational and marks further progress towards over 400 MW of capacity expected to be delivered into operation over the next few years.

Andreas Mustad, CEO of Sonnedix, said:

“The scale with which we are growing our global platform is exemplified by the pace of progress in Japan. Whether we build or acquire a PV plant, we are committed to optimize each investment for the long-term.”

The EPC contractor, juwi Shizen Energy Inc, has begun construction of the Sano solar plant, which is expected to start operation in late 2020. When completed, the solar plant will generate approximately 45,000 MWh of clean electricity per annum, equivalent to the amount consumed by approximately 15,000 households and will avoid the emission of circa 30,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year compared to conventional power generation.

(Image: Rendered image of how the Sano project will look when complete. Credit: Google Earth)

About Sonnedix

Sonnedix Power Holdings Limited (together with its subsidiaries, Sonnedix) is an Independent Solar Power Producer (IPP) with a proven track record in delivering high performance cost competitive solar photovoltaic plants to the market. Sonnedix develops, builds, owns and operates solar power plants globally, including over 700 MW of photovoltaic power plants in operation, as well as several hundred MW under development, in Italy, France, Spain, USA/Puerto Rico, Chile, South Africa and Japan.

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About Sonnedix Japan
Sonnedix Japan is a developer, asset manager, and operator of mega-solar projects in Japan, and the Japanese operator for investments made by Sonnedix ( Click here for more information about Sonnedix Japan


About juwi Shizen Energy Inc.

juwi Shizen Energy is an international joint venture established in January 2013 by Shizen Energy Inc. and juwi AG – a German company which is a world leader in wind power, photovoltaic development, and EPC. As of February 2018, juwi Shizen Energy has completed EPC projects for photovoltaic power plants with a combined output of approximately 155 megawatts in 57 locations around in Japan.
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