Pacifico Energy K.K has started construction of the 257.7MW Sakuto Mega Solar Power Plant in Mimasaka, Okayama in Japan.

The solar plant is considered to be the largest in Japan. The plant will be constructed on land in Mimasaka City, Okayama Prefecture that was previously the proposed site of the Sakuto St.Valentine Resort and the former site of the Peninsula Golf Club's Yunogo Course (approx. 400ha).

Operations are expected to start in September 2019, representing a 30 month construction period. Once commissioned, the plant will generate approximately 290 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually, representing an annual reduction of approximately 200,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Chugoku Electric Power Company (CEPCO) will purchase all electricity generated by the plant.

Pacifico Energy has already completed construction of two other solar power plants in Okayama (in Kumenan and Mimasaka), which are both now in commercial operation, so the Sakuto Mega Solar Power Plant will be the third project for Pacifico Energy in Okayama.

Leveraging know-how and experience gained through developing, constructing, and operating utility scale solar power plants all over the world, we shall continue constructing power plants that contribute to the development of regional communities in an environmentally friendly way.

Pacifico is also executing the 96.2MW Hosoe Mega solar power plant in Miyazaki prefecture and likely to operational in second quarter of 2018. Power generated from the plant will be purchased by Kyushu Electric Power Company.

Toyo Engineering Corp is EPC contractor for the Hosoe plant. Project finance from Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, 12 syndication banks.