SPI Energy Co., Ltd. ("SPI Energy" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: SPI), a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, today announced that its wholly owned Japanese subsidiary, SPI Solar Japan G.K. ("SPI Japan") has completed the 2.4MW Nishiura power plant in Japan's Ibaraki Prefecture and connected it to the grid.
The distributed generation project was the first local PV project undertaken by SPI Japan in September 2014 and covered all aspects of the plant's development, construction and operation.
Located 50km north of Tokyo, the utility-scale Nishiura power plant covers a total land area of 26,562 square meters and will produce around 3 million kWh of solar electricity per year. The power generated by the 2.4 MW solar park will be sold to a Japanese company under a 20-year power purchase agreement for 831.6 million yen, under which the project will receive 32 yen/kWh of electricity produced under Japan's feed-in tariff (FIT). SPI Japan owns 100% of the project and will oversee all operations and maintenance requirements of the plant over the course of its lifetime.
"The Nishiura power plant was successfully completed on schedule and on budget thanks to the hard work and commitment of our talented local team," said Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of SPI Energy. "The project will bring long-lasting economic and environmental benefits to the area and solidifies SPI Japan's position as a market leader for commercial and residential solar power projects in Japan."
About SPI Energy Co., Ltd.
SPI Energy Co., Ltd. is a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors. SPI Energy focuses on the downstream PV market including the development, financing, installation, operation and sale of utility-scale and residential solar power projects in China, Japan, Europe and North America. The Company operates an innovative online energy e-commerce and investment platform, which enables individual and institutional investors to purchase innovative PV-based investment and other products; as well as , a B2B e-commerce platform offering a range of PV products for both upstream and downstream suppliers and customers. The Company has its operating headquarters in Shanghai and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia.