Mitsubishi Electric in 39.3MW PV deal

Renewables developer Eurus Energy has chosen Mitsubishi Electric to supply solar modules for a 39.3MW PV project west of Osaka.

The plant in Awaji, Hyogo prefecture, is scheduled to go online in July 2015. Eurus initially announced the project in early November as a 33.5MW installation.

Neither company has revealed the financial terms of the deal.

Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Electric has been tapped to supply several projects that Eurus has announced this year.

It has delivered modules for an 8.2MW plant set to go on line this month in Osaka, and is supplying panels for a 78.9MW project that is scheduled for completion in northern Aomori prefecture by November 2015.

Last month, Tokyo-based Eurus also confirmed that Canadian Solar will supply 14MW of modules for a PV plant on the border of Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, in northern Japan.

In October, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry selected Eurus to establish a special purpose company to build transmission lines near the city of Wakkanai, on the northern tip of the northern island of Hokkaido.

The project is part of a ¥50bn ($509.1m) plan involving trading firms Marubeni and Mitsui, and SB Energy, the clean-energy unit of telecoms giant Softbank, to expand the nation’s northern grid.

Eurus is a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) and Toyota Group trading unit Toyota Tsusho.