X-ELIO starts construction of the 14 MW solar PV plant ‘Funaki’ in Japan

  • This solar plant, located in the city of Ube in Yamaguchi prefecture, will have a capacity of 14 MW
  • The project reinforces X-ELIO’s commitment in Japan and will be added to the 379 MW already built by the company in the country

Yamaguchi Prefecture, 9 May 2024. X-ELIO, global leader in the renewable energy sector, has celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for its solar plant in Ube, Japan. The ceremony has been  inaugurated by X-ELIO´s Chief Business Development Officer, Elena Molina and followed by the company’s Country Manager, Luis Perezagua. This milestone marks the beginning of construction on a cutting-edge facility that will significantly contribute to Japan’s renewable energy goals.

The Funaki solar plant, located in the city of Ube in Yamaguchi prefecture, will have a capacity of 14  MW and is expected to produce 17,245.72 MWh of clean energy annually. With this project, X-ELIO adds an asset to its successful portfolio of 379 MW of solar power plants already built in Japan. In addition, the company has 164 MW of solar and BESS projects in different stages of development.

These figures represent the significant weight X-ELIO gives to driving the transition to renewable energy in Japan, contributing to the country’s net zero targets for 2050. With a focus on sustainability and community collaboration, X-ELIO remains at the forefront of the global renewable energy revolution.

Community Collaboration in Action

Through its Community Plan, X-ELIO seeks to boost the socio-economic well-being of the communities of which it is a part. In Funaki, a donation of emergency materials to the Community Promotion Council has already been made. Discussions are currently underway to develop further actions in the area within the framework of this program. 

During his speech, Mr. Perezagua, stated: “Our approach is not only to deliver clean energy solutions but also to create lasting positive impacts for the people and places we serve. By developing renewable energy projects like this solar plant, we are not only addressing the pressing global challenge of climate change but also driving economic growth and enhancing energy security for future generations.”

About X-ELIO

X-ELIO, a Brookfield-owned company, specializes in the development, construction, financing, and operation of renewable energy projects with a global presence in Spain, Italy, the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, Japan, and Australia. With more than 19 years of experience and 2.8 GW built, this world-leading company is strongly committed to sustainability, the reduction of greenhouse gasses, and the fight against climate change.

For more information, please visit our website at www.X-ELIO.com, our LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/company/x-elio, or our X profile at https://twitter.com/X_Elio.

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