Shizen Energy Completes Construction of the Solar Power Plant in Brazil to Supply Power to Brasilia International Airport

2020.11.20[Projects]

Shizen Energia do Brasil Ltda (“Shizen Brazil”), a joint venture of Shizen Energy Inc. (“Shizen Energy”) from Japan and local partner MS Consultoria e Suporte, and Brazilian real estate developer Espaço Y completed the power grid connections on September 4th, 2020 for the 1.3 MW (DC) solar power plant which has been under construction since February 20th, 2020 in Brasilia, Brazil. The power plant began commercial operations in September 2020. 

This project has built a 1.3MW (DC) solar plant that will operate in Brasilia, Brazil. Power generated by the plant will be supplied through a remote net-metering system*1 to the Brasilia International Airport, and it’s offsetting about 6% of the total consumption of the airport.

The Brasilia International Airport – President Juscelino Kubitschek, Brazil, is managed by Inframerica Concessionária do Aeroporto de Brasília SA, a consortium controlled by Corporación América S.A, one of the largest airport operators in the world.

“For being installed besides the entrance road to President Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, the power plant will be visible for every person that comes into and out of  the airport. Making it commonplace is also a way to make people feel closer to renewable energy, and to help people comprehend that this is the future of energy.“ says Bruno Suzart, Shizen’s country manager in Brazil.

Advocating “We take action for the blue planet” as its purpose, Shizen Brazil will utilize its renewable energy power plant development and construction expertise from Japan as it continues striving to boost the prevalence of clean energy power plants, and to help build a sustainable society according to the needs of Brazil.

*1: “Net-metering” is a utility billing mechanism for distributed energy system owners. With net-metering, consumers are only billed for the difference between the energy purchased and consumed from the grid, and the energy generated by their own facilities. When the amount of generated power surpasses that of consumption, the surplus can be carried forward to the following month. In the U.S., net-metering is adopted in 43 out of 50 states and in Washington D.C. In November 2015, the Brazilian government revised its laws regarding net-metering and is facilitating the introduction of renewable energy.

 

[Project Outline]

Location of PV Power Plant

Brasília, Brazil

PV power plant owner

Espaço Y and Shizen Brazil

Output of PV Power Plant

1.327MWp (DC)

Start of construction

20, February, 2020

Grid connection

4, September, 2020

 

[Picture of the solar power plant]

 

[About Espaço Y] 

Founded in 1993, Espaço Y operates multiple businesses, including Real Estate development, construction, call center, and others. Espaço Y is a local reference in the construction, property, and telco industries. The company joined the renewable energy segment in 2018 after announcing a partnership with Japanese Shizen Brazil. Espaço Y’s stalwart is to develop great places to live, and to do so with a commitment to social responsibility and sustainable development. 

  • Headquarters: SHCN 202 Bloco A – salas 201/202/204, Brasília-DF, Brazil
  • Representative Directors: Daltro Noronha, Flávio Barros 
  • Tel: +55 61-3035-0600 • URL: https://espacoy.com.br/
  • Business: Property, Real Estate, Call Center.

 

[About Shizen Energy Inc.]

Founded in June 2011 with the mission of “We take action for the blue planet.”, Shizen Energy group has contributed to the development of approximately 1 gigawatt (as of the end of December 2019) worth of renewable energy across Japan. It is engaged in all services required for the installation and operation of solar, wind, small hydroelectric, and other renewable energy power plants, such as development, EPC (engineering, procurement, construction), O&M (operation and maintenance), electricity retail market, and asset management. The company intends to construct photovoltaic power plants in countries around the world, beginning with the regions of Asia and South America. More specifically, in 2018, it launched the construction of such plants in Indonesia and Brazil. 

  • Headquarters: Fukuoka Ohori Bldg. 3F/6F, 1-1-6 Arato, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Representative Directors: Ken Isono, Kenji Kawado, Masaya Hasegawa
  • URL: http://www.shizenenergy.net/en/