Eurus may add 200MW Japan PV

Eurus Energy may build up to 200MW of solar projects throughout Japan by the end of the current financial year, the Tokyo-based renewables developer tells Recharge.

Within the next month, the company will start building a 115MW plant in Rokkasho, a town in northern Japan’s Aomori prefecture, for ¥49bn ($479.7m). The project, first announced in May, will start operations in November 2015.

Eurus is currently building a 30MW plant in Shiranuka, Hokkaido. Kyocera is supplying the panels for the project, set for completion next March.

The company expects to finish building another 10MW solar installation in Osaka next month. Mitsubishi Electric and Hyundai are supplying the modules.

However, spokesperson Ayano Kawaguchi said Japanese media reports this week stating that it is installing PV at two 10MW sites in Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures are “not true".

Kawaguchi also rejected reports that the company is installing 30MW of PV in Hyogo prefecture, saying that project is still being planned and remains uncertain.

Eurus is a joint-venture between utility Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) and Toyota Tsusho, the trading arm of the Toyota Group.