Tokyo, August 2nd 2016 – Hergo Japan G.K., a subsidiary of Infrastrutture Group, selected by Mega Solar Power Committee of Kumagaya Municipality, Saitama Prefecture, begins the construction of 3,5 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Japan.
“We are very pleased to have begun work our second highly innovative project in Japan. Our continuous innovation in renewable energy technology will provide another example of excellence in clean energy generation, underscoring how sustainability and innovation must go hand in hand. As the site is part of a complex flood control system that could be filled with rain water in case of exceptional weather conditions, the innovative PV panel mounting structures –as well as all electrical components – are elevated above the ground by 2-3 meters depending on the area. The plant will enter in to operation in March 2017.” – commented Pier Francesco Rimbotti – CEO of Infrastrutture S.p.A.
Infrastrutture Group (IFT – www.infrastrutture.eu) has been active for over 50 year as developer, owner and investor in energy production; since 1994 IFT has been a pioneer and investor in renewables. IFT has participated in Italy in the development of over 300 MW of wind and photovoltaic projects, some of which have been sold to leading utilities. Through Sepro S.r.l., active in power generation since 1963, it has contributed to the construction of over 15.000 MW of projects in Italy and abroad. The Group has an extensive network of relationships amongst utilities, investors, technical, legal and financial services providers, O&M and EPC.
IFT owns a portfolio of 9 photovoltaic projects characterized by the highest productivity thanks to the engineering, the innovative technologies applied and the locations chosen.
IFT has also led the growth of Kenergia Sviluppo S.r.l., the largest Italian independent O&M operator, offering services to over 400MW of photovoltaic and wind projects. Since 2012 IFT is present in Japan with Hergo Sun Japan K.K., where it has been the first non-Japanese company to be awarded a public tender; it has developed from greenfield a PV portfolio of 90 MW and has sold over 30 MW to leading investors. In February 2016 IFT’s first plant in Japan entered in operations. It has also set up a joint venture with the Japanese Daiichi Jitsugyo for the supply of operation & maintenance services in Japan.
IFT benefits from a focused and highly experienced team, with expertise in engineering, permitting, asset acquisition and sales, due diligence, operation & maintenance, technical problem solving, asset management and accounting in the renewable energy sector.
The Group is led by its CEO Pier Francesco Rimbotti with the purpose of continuing innovation and to grow in international markets. The environmental concerns and sustainable development are the key drivers of the Group’s investment policy.