CHICAGO (May 29, 2019) – Invenergy Japan G.K. (“Invenergy”) and SB Energy Corp. (“SB Energy”), a Japanese wholly-owned subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., announced the start of commercial operation of the 10.3-megawatt dc Koumi Kogen Solar Farm.

Koumi Kogen Solar Farm, operated by Koumi Kogen Solar Energy G.K., is located in Nagano Prefecture, approximately 100 miles northwest of Tokyo. The facility will generate a total of 12,472,000 kWh per year, enough electricity to power approximately 3,464 Japanese homes annually.

“This is Invenergy’s first operating project in Japan and represents a significant milestone for us as a global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions,” said Jim Murphy, President and Chief Operating Officer, of Invenergy. “SB Energy is a strong partner with a remarkable reputation, and we are pleased to share this achievement as we collaborate to accelerate the growth of renewables in Japan.”

“We are extremely pleased about the launch of the commercial operation of Koumi Kogen Solar Farm through our collaboration with Invenergy a company promoting the global adoption and expansion of renewable energy based on its wealth of knowledge and experience,” said Shigeki Miwa, Representative Director & CEO of SB Energy. “This joint undertaking is a cornerstone for SB Energy to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy domestically and abroad.”

Since opening its first office in Tokyo in 2013, Invenergy has worked to advance its development pipeline of approximately 340 megawatts of solar and wind projects in Japan, and is currently expanding its portfolio to include offshore wind. As a result of its growing presence in the country, the company is expanding its Japan team and has recently relocated to a new, larger Tokyo office.  

The partnership between Invenergy and SB Energy combines Invenergy’s international experience with advanced, large-scale development and SB Energy’s domestic know-how accumulated through various solar projects in Japan.

Overview of Koumi Kogen Solar Farm

Location

Koumi-machi,  Minamisaku-gun, Nagano Prefecture

Site Area

18ha

Output scale

10.3 MW dc

Estimated Annual Solar Power Generation

12,472,000 kWh/year

Equivalent power needed to supply approximately 3,464 households

*One household calculated as 3,600kWh/year

Launch

June 1, 2019

About Invenergy

Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Colombia and Poland.

Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 22,600 megawatts of projects that are in operation, construction or contracted, including wind, solar, natural gas-fueled power generation and energy storage projects. For more information, please visit: Invenergyllc.com or Japan.invenergyllc.com

About SB Energy Corp.

SB Energy, a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., is a leading renewable energy company in Japan. As of May 2019, it has 39 plants with a power-generation capacity of 456.1 MW (equivalent to the power needed to supply approximately 143,179 households) in Japan and a 50MW wind farm in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. SB Energy is aiming to spread and expand the adoption of renewable energy derived from natural sources, such as large-scale solar (Mega Solar) power generation and wind power generation facilities. For more information, please visit: www.sbenergy.co.jp/en/


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Contact: Donya Mansoubi, Manager, Corporate Communications, 312-582-1036 or dmansoubi@invenergyllc.com

Contact: SB Energy Corp. Public Relations Department

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