JAG plans 20MW in northern Japan

Renewables developer Japan Asia Group (JAG) has unveiled plans to build a 20MW solar project in northern Japan.

Group subsidiaries JAG Energy and Kokusai Kogyo will build the plant on a 30.3-hectare site on the grounds of a high school in Natori, Miyagi prefecture.

Construction is scheduled to start at some point in early 2015.

Tokyo-based Japan Asia Group has yet to select a PV panel supplier for the project, a spokesperson tells Recharge.

In May 2013, the company revealed plans to develop 500MW of PV in Japan by 2015.

Last October, it chose Toshiba to supply solar modules for a 13MW project in Kanagawa prefecture, just outside Tokyo. It expects to complete the plant next March.

And last December, it announced plans to obtain about ¥1.5bn ($14.6m) in financing from Shinsei Trust & Banking to finish building roughly 4MW of utility-scale PV at several sites near Tokyo and in Oita prefecture, southwestern Japan.