- Category: Asia
25 Jan 2013
- Published on Friday, 25 January 2013 09:05
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German renewable energy company Juwi Group is increasing their business in the Asian market with the announcement of solar power ventures in Japan, Thailand and India.
The company is forming a new international joint venture with Shizen Energy Inc., to put up renewable energy projects in Japan.
The new company, Juwi Shizen Energy, will be headquartered in Tokyo. It aims to develop around 1 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity in Japan by 2017.
Juwi Shizen Energy will focus on both solar and wind energy development and already has a project in the pipeline of 120 megawatts in 2013.
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The first collaboration between the two companies, a free-field photovoltaic system on the Japanese island of Kyushu, was connected to the gird last December.
In Southeast Asian country Thailand, the Juwi Group has announced that they are constructing five free-field photovoltaic plants with a total capacity of 48 MW.
Juwi signed a contract last December with Investor Soleq Solar Thailand Cop. Ltd. to build the plants in Kamphaeng Phet and Ubon Ratchathani, two provinces in Northwestern and Eastern Thailand.
First construction work has already started and the plants are scheduled to be connected to the grid between July and September of this year.
The plants will be feeding around 70,400,000 kilowatt hours of clean energy annually to the local grid. This is enough to provide clean power for more than 30,000 households per year and prevent around 37,000 tons of carbon dioxide from reaching the atmosphere.
In India, Juwi and its business partner Green Infra Limited unveiled the completion of two solar power systems in Rajasthan.
The two plants will have a total capacity of 26 MW, of which 17 MW has already been connected to the grid. The solar park has a projected annual energy yield of 46,500,000 kilowatt hours and will save around 12,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually.
The Juwi Group was founded in 1996 and is based in Wörrstadt in the southwest of Germany. With subsidiaries active in 15 countries, Juwi has developed around 1,250 MW of wind power projects and 1,250 megawatts of solar power. Besides solar and wind energy, Juwi is also active in bioenergy, hydro power, geothermal energy and green buildings sustainable construction. – K. Jalbuena