Japan's largest solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant has started operating.

Japan’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant has started operating.

The 82 MW plant in Oita City, southern Japan was built by Marubeni as part of a commitment to increase renewable energy investment. It is expected to generate 87 000 MWh per annum.

Electricity from the plant will be sold to Kyushu Electric Power Co under a 20-year power purchase agreement. Modules for the project were supplied by Hanwa Q Cells.

Marubeni is also building a 49 MW PV farm and a 28 MW PV project in Japan.