Nippon Solar Services and GSSG to add 170MW solar projects in Japan

13 February 2017 (Last Updated February 13th, 2017 18:30)

US-based equipment supplier Sonnedix’s Japanese operator Nippon Solar Services (NSS) has collaborated with GSSG Solar to develop a 170MW portfolio of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Japan.

Nippon Solar Services and GSSG to add 170MW solar projects in Japan

Global solar equipment supplier Sonnedix’s Japanese operator Nippon Solar Services (NSS) has collaborated with GSSG Solar to develop a 170MW portfolio of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Japan.

Of the total 170MW portfolio, 47MW is currently under construction, while the rest is still under development.

GSSG Solar's chief executive officer (CEO) Tomakin Archambault said: “GSSG remains fully committed to this portfolio of projects alongside the Sonnedix team.

“In Sonnedix, we found a partner who shares a commitment to building solar projects for the long-term. We look forward to working alongside the NSS team to deliver these projects and to generate clean renewable electricity.

“Proceeds from the transaction will allow us to further enhance our footprint in Japan and we remain committed to investing in more solar PV projects in the country.”

"Proceeds from the transaction will allow us to further enhance our footprint in Japan and we remain committed to investing in more solar PV projects in the country."

NSS and GSSG Solar have formed a joint development framework to finalise development and construction of the solar PV projects.

Sonnedix's CEO Andreas Mustad said: “The announcement of a major expansion of our pipeline projects in Japan demonstrates our long-term commitment to the Japanese market, which once fully built, will bring the total investment in the country to over $1.3bn.

“We are pleased to have formed a strategic alliance with an experienced industry player like GSSG and look forward to continued cooperation across jurisdictions.”

With the new solar projects in Japan, Sonnedix will have a total installed capacity of more than 1GW, with approximately 500MW currently operating and over 500MW under development and construction.


Image: Sonnedix’s Japanese unit to deploy 170MW solar PV projects in Japan. Photo: courtesy of Patrick Moore / FreeImages.com.