SunPower supplying solar panels for Tono project in Japan

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SunPower announced that it has started supplying its solar panels for the Sonnedix 46.6-megawatt (MW) Tono project in Iwate prefecture, Japan.

Sonnedix Power Holdings, an Independent Solar Power Producer (IPP), is developing and will operate the Tono project will start commercial operation in early 2020.

Sonnedix Power Holdings has 211 MW of solar in operation or under construction in Japan, with more than 93 MW featuring SunPower solar technology.

NEC Networks and System Integration Corporation will construct the Tono project and will use a fixed-tilt ground mount system and feature SunPower E-Series 435-watt solar panels that offer efficiencies in excess of 20 percent.

The PV modules company said its SunPower E-Series panels produce up to 36 percent more power per panel, and 60 percent more energy per square foot over 25 years compared to conventional solar panels.

The Tono project will generate over 53,000 megawatt hours of clean energy annually.