On 24 June 2019, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Transport and Industry (METI) granted final approval for the 98 MW Cherry Lake PV plant in Mie Prefecture.
Construction of the solar plant began in September 2017, with Maetel (ACS Group) leading the process. The plant was ultimately connected to the grid of Chubu Electric in November 2018 and achieved COD in March 2019. Since its commissioning, the plant has successfully supplied power and has been monitored and inspected by METI to ensure that it meets all the requirements prescribed by the Japanese government.
Previously, Sunrise (11.5 MW) and Hokota (21.5 MW) —the first PV projects carried out by Quantum Group in Japan, also in partnership with Maetel— earned the same approval from METI.
Quantum Group estimates that the Cherry Lake PV plant will deliver some 116,200 MWh per year, enough to meet the energy consumption of almost 80,000 Japanese households.