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2023.01.04
juwi Shizen Energy Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
juwi Shizen Energy celebrates its 10th anniversary on January 4, 2023. We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for the support of our customers and all those who have been involved in our business since our establishment. juwi Shizen Energy was established in January 2013 as a joint venture between Shizen Energy, founded in Japan in June 2011, and JUWI, a pioneer of RE and industry leading development & EPC company founded 1996 in Germany.
2022.12.07
Shizen International Invests in Bison Energy Group
Shizen International Inc. (Shizen International), a Shizen Energy Group company, announces that it has invested in Bison Energy Group (Bison) and has taken a minority equity share in Bison Energy Group. Bison is a leading international private renewable power company with operations in Asia-Pacific and Europe regions. Bison was established in 2016 and within 6 years, was able to expand to 5 countries. , with an additional target of 3GW in solar generation by 2025. In addition, Bison has been successful in securing government subsidies with its track record of working with the Japanese government on rooftop solar initiatives.
2022.12.07
Shizen Energy donates a portion of revenue from the Otaki Village solar power plant to Otaki Village
On December 7, 2022, Shizen Energy Inc. (Shizen Energy) donated a portion of its revenue from the sale of electricity from its Otaki Village solar power plant to Otaki Village in Nagano Prefecture. The solar power plant (total output: approx. 2.9 MWp (DC)) owned by Shizen Energy in Otaki Village was developed as a project that contributes to the introduction of renewable energy in the village as an effort to utilize a former ski resort site owned by the village. After a series of discussions with local residents in cooperation with the village, the project site was approved for lease, and construction was completed in November 2021 and electricity sales began. Local companies have cooperated in the construction of this power plant, and Shizen Energy Inc. is responsible for asset management and juwi Shizen Energy Operation Inc. is in charge of O&M (operation and maintenance) for this power plant.
2022.11.25
Shizen Energy’s three founders selected as runner-up in Forbes JAPAN Japan’s BEST 10 Entrepreneurs
Ken Isono, Kenji Kawado, and Masaya Hasegawa, co-founders and Representative Directors of the company, were ranked runner-up in Japan’s Start-up of the Year 2023: Japan’s BEST 10 Entrepreneurs, a special feature in the January 2023 issue of Forbes JAPAN, the Japanese edition of the world-renowned economic magazine.
2022.11.02
Shizen Energy and Constant Energy Completed Construction for 1MWp Corporate PPA at Fuji Seal Packaging Thailand
On September 14th 2022, Shizen Energy Inc. (Shizen Energy) and Constant Energy held a ceremony to celebrate the completion of a 999.5 kWp (DC) capacity, Corporate PPA model rooftop solar power plant at the Thai subsidiary of Fuji Seal International Inc., a global packaging solutions company.
2022.10.24
Shizen Energy receives JPY 70-billion investment by CDPQ to accelerate the energy transition in Japan and key international markets
Shizen Energy Inc. (Shizen Energy), a renewable energy leader in Japan, and CDPQ, a global investment group, are pleased to announce a JPY 20-billion investment in Shizen Energy by CDPQ. Shizen Energy and CDPQ have also agreed to a co-investment framework, which will involve investments by CDPQ of JPY 50 billion. In addition, CDPQ has obtained a seat on Shizen Energy’s Board of Directors.
2022.10.17
.1MW Rooftop Solar Power System to Fast-Moving Consumer Goods and Printing Factories in Java Island
Alamport Inc., NiX Co., Ltd. and Shizen Energy Inc., through PT ATW Alam Hijau, a joint venture company in Indonesia, have been jointly developing a project to install 3.1MW Rooftop Solar Power System to Fast-Moving Consumer Goods and Printing Factories in Java Island, and this project has been selected by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan for Financing Programme for the Joint Crediting Mechanism (“JCM”) Model Projects (“JCM Model Projects”) [1] in FY2022.
2022.05.26
Top Glove Corporation Bhd and Shizen Malaysia Sdn Bhd execute a second Corporate PPA for solar rooftop in Malaysia
On April 22, 2022, Shizen Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“Shizen Malaysia”), the group company of Shizen Energy Inc. in Southeast Asia has executed a second long-term Power Purchase Agreement for a rooftop-based solar PV plant with Top Glove Corporation Bhd(“Top Glove”), the world’s largest manufacturer of gloves commanding 26% of global market share which owns and operates 49 manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, Thailand, China and Vietnam, distributing to 195 countries worldwide.
2022.05.13
Kyuden International to enter into Capital Alliance with Shizen International
On May 11, Kyuden International Corporation (Kyuden International), a member of the Kyuden Group, and Shizen International Inc. (Shizen International), the overseas arm of the Fukuoka-based renewable energy developer Shizen Energy Inc., entered into an agreement regarding a capital alliance, in order to promote collaboration in overseas development of renewable energy, mainly in Southeast Asia.
2022.05.13
Shizen International Forms Capital Alliance with Kyuden International
Shizen International Inc. (Shizen International), a Shizen Energy Group company, announces that on May 11, 2022, it entered into a capital alliance with Kyuden International Corporation (Kyuden International), the overseas business arm of the Kyushu Electric Power Group (Kyuden Group), to jointly develop the renewable energy business, primarily in Southeast Asia.
2022.04.25
Shizen Energy is going to sign MOU on One of the Largest Floating Solar Facilities in South East Asia
Shizen Energy Inc. (Shizen Energy) has announced that Shizen Energy and the Nusa Baiduri Consortium in Malaysia has agreed to implement a feasibility study through its fully owned subsidiary Shizen Malaysia Sdn Bhd.(Shizen Malaysia) for the development of a floating solar facility with a capacity of 150 MW which will be signed through an MOU on April 25th at the Asia Green Growth Partnership Ministerial Meeting (AGGPM) Public-Private Forum. This project is positioned as one of South East Asia’s largest floating facilities and in aligning with the Asia Energy Transition Initiative (AETI) promoted by the Japanese government.
2022.04.22
TOP GLOVE IN 20-YEAR DEAL TO BUY SOLAR POWER FROM SHIZEN MALAYSIA
KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 — Top Glove Corporation Bhd has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Shizen Malaysia Sdn Bhd as the world’s largest glovemaker expands its solar energy use. Top Glove said Shizen Malaysia, a unit of Japan’s Shizen Energy Inc, will install, own, and operate a 10 megawatt (MW) “peaking grid,” with the glovemaker buying the electricity generated by Shizen Malaysia for 20 years through the partnership.
2022.04.22
Shizen Energy Group and Alam Nix Renewables Complete 1MW Solar Power Plant in Indonesia
Shizen Energy Inc. (Shizen Energy) and Alam Nix Renewables Pte., Ltd. (ANR) have completed construction of an approximately 1MW solar power plant in Indonesia. The completion ceremony was held on April 19, attended by Vice Minister of Embassy of Japan in Indonesia Mr. Masami Tamura, Deputy Ambassador of Embassy of Switzerland Mr. Philippe Strub, and other honored guests. Shizen Energy and ANR have established a local subsidiary, PT ATW Alam Hijau (AAH), together with the ATW Group. ATW Group is involved in sales of solar power generation equipment and construction of solar power plants. Through its operation, AAH aims to develop the solar power generation business in Indonesia.
2022.04.13
Shizen Energy Concludes Solar Farm Agreement for 17 locations in Brazil for a Total of 33.4 MWP
Shizen International Inc. (Shizen International), an international development and asset management company of renewable energy power plants, has concluded a solar farm agreement for 17 locations in Brazil for a total of 33.4 MWp to be completed within 2022. Fazsol Energias Renováveis (FazSol), a joint venture between Shizen Energia do Brasil Ltda (Shizen Brazil) and Brazilian real estate developer Espaço Y, has concluded this agreement with Órigo Energia, the leading distributed solar power generation company in Brazil.
2022.02.21
Shizen Energy to Begin Commercial Operation of Solar Power Plant in Brazil to Supply Power to Brazilian Furniture and Appliance Retail Chain
Shizen International Inc. (Shizen International), an international development and asset management company of renewable energy power plants, announces the beginning of commercial operations of a solar power plant in Brazil which will supply power to a Brazilian furniture and appliance retail chain. Fazsol Energias Renováveis (FazSol), a joint venture between Shizen Energia do Brasil Ltda (Shizen Brazil) and Brazilian real estate developer Espaço Y, has completed the grid connection of the new solar power plant located in Pará, Brazil on January 17th, 2022 and will start commercial operations in March.
2022.02.21
Shizen Energy and Constant Energy Concludes Corporate PPA with Panasonic Energy (Thailand) for 1,169 kWp Solar Rooftop Operation
On February 7th, 2022, Shizen Energy Inc. (Shizen Energy) and Constant Energy concluded a long-term Power Purchase Agreement for a 1,169 kWp solar rooftop operation with Panasonic Energy (Thailand). Panasonic Energy (Thailand) is a leading manufacturer of batteries in Thailand, and this solar rooftop project located in Samut Prakan province will enable significant power cost reduction by using competitive renewable energy, and approximately 13,745 tons of carbon dioxide emissions are expected to be reduced during the 20 year contract.
2021.12.14
Top Glove Corporation Bhd and Shizen Malaysia Sdn Bhd execute a first Corporate PPA for solar rooftop in Malaysia
On November 29, 2021, Shizen Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“Shizen Malaysia”), the group company of Shizen Energy Inc. in Southeast Asia has executed a first long-term Power Purchase Agreement for a rooftop-based solar PV plant with Top Glove Corporation Bhd(“Top Glove”), the world’s largest manufacturer of gloves commanding 26% of global market share which owns and operates 48 manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, Thailand, China and Vietnam, distributing to 195 countries worldwide.
2021.12.01
Aisin Thai Automotive Casting (Aisin Group) and Shizen Energy / Constant Energy execute a Corporate PPA to expand its current solar rooftop operations to 3.7MW
On November 11, 2021, Shizen Energy Inc. (“Shizen Energy”) and Constant Energy have executed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement with Aisin Thai Automotive Casting Co., Ltd, (“ATAC”) that will expand its existing 1MW solar rooftop to a total of 3.7MW. Aisin Thai Automotive Casting is a joint venture between AISIN CORPORATION(Japan) and Toyota Tsusho (Thailand) Co., Ltd. This solar rooftop project is located in Kabinburi Industrial Zone, in Prachinburi province.
2021.09.21
Shizen Energy’s proposal chosen for METI’s feasibility study in Vietnam
Shizen Energy’s proposal titled “Feasibility study on Microgrid Control Solutions Utilizing Digital Technology for Expanding Renewable Energy in Vietnam”has been selected for the Feasibility Study (Low Carbon/Decarbonization Field) for the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) of the FY 2021 Study on the infrastructure development project for acquisition of JCM credits (Project commissioned by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry or METI).
2021.08.27
Aisin Thai Automotive Casting (Aisin Group) and Shizen Energy / Constant Energy completed a first solar rooftop with a Corporate PPA as Shizen Energy’s first solar rooftop project under a PPA scheme in Thailand
Shizen Energy Inc. (“Shizen Energy”) and Constant Energy completed the power grid connections and commenced operation on April 2021 for the 1MW rooftop solar power plant under a corporate PPA with Aisin Thai Automotive Casting Co., Ltd, a joint venture between Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.(Japan) and Toyota Tsusho (Thailand) Co., Ltd. which PPA has signed in Oct, 2020, and been under construction since January 2021 in Kabinburi Industrial Zone, in Prachinburi province. The power plant began commercial operations in April 2021.
2021.06.11
Shizen Energy and Alamport Started Construction of 4.2MW Rooftop Solar Power Plants at Pharmaceutical Factories, Vehicles Dealers, and Timber Factories in Indonesia ~Direct Supply of Renewable Energy Contributes to Reducing CO2 Emissions~
Shizen Energy Inc. (“Shizen Energy”) and Alamport Inc. (“Alamport”) announced that we started the construction to install rooftop solar power plants (total of 4.2 MW) at 13 locations including factories and shops in Indonesia in April 2021.
2021.04.28
Shizen Energy chosen by METI to perform feasibility study in Brazil
Shizen Energy has proposed, and been chosen by METI to perform a feasibility study on the installation of solar power plants and provision of digital services to Japanese customers located in industrial zones in Brazil. The group will investigate and analyze the technical and regulatory aspects related to the generation power plants, and carry out commercial verifications.
2021.02.05
Shizen Energy Achieves Commercial Operation of The First Solar Project in Vietnam
On December 26, 2020, Shizen Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (“Shizen Malaysia”), an affiliate company of Shizen Energy Inc. (“Shizen Energy”) announced that it has reached commercial operation on Hau Giang Solar Power Plant (35MWp (DC)), a large-scale solar power plant in Vietnam in which Shizen Energy has invested and managed the construction.
2020.11.20
Shizen Energy Completes Construction of the Solar Power Plant in Brazil to Supply Power to Brasilia International Airport
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.
2020.11.17
Shizen Energy completes construction of a solar power plant in Brazil to supply Power to Bank of Brazil
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 held a inauguration ceremony on October 15th, 2020 for the 1.4MW (DC) solar power plant located in São Domingos do Araguaia, Pará, Brazil to supply power to Bank of Brazil. The construction of the plant began in April 2020, and is expected to achieve commercial operations in early November 2020.
2020.11.12
Aisin Thai Automotive Casting (Aisin Group) and Shizen Energy / Constant Energy execute a Corporate PPA for a first solar rooftop in Thailand
On October 29, 2020, Shizen Energy Inc. (“Shizen Energy”) and Constant Energy have executed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement for a first rooftop-based solar PV plant with Aisin Thai Automotive Casting Co., Ltd, a joint venture between Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.(Japan) and Toyota Tsusho (Thailand) Co., Ltd. This solar rooftop project is located in Kabinburi Industrial Zone, in Prachinburi province.
2020.10.16
Shizen Energy Completes Construction of the Third Solar Power Plant in Brazil To Supply Power to the Local Bakery Chain
Shizen Energia do Brasil Ltda (“Shizen Brazil”), a joint venture of Shizen Energy Inc. (“ShizenEnergy”) from Japan and local partner MS Consultoria e Suporte, and Brazilian real estate developer Espaço Y held a completion ceremony on September 19th, 2020 for the solar power plant located in Brasilia, Brazil. The construction of the plant began in June 2020, and began commercial operations in September 2020.
2020.09.07
Shizen Energy and Constant Energy Completed Seven Sites of Corporate PPA C&I Project in Thailand
On July 31th 2020, Shizen Energy Inc. (“Shizen Energy”) and Constant Energy completed construction of seven C&I (Commercial & Industrial) power plants with capacity of 5MW as a solar corporate PPA C&I project in Thailand. It is the first joint project to be constructed under the MOU signed on October 9th, 2019.
2020.08.04
Shizen Energy Completes Construction of Second Solar Power Plant in Brazil To Supply Power to 66 Drugstore Chain Locations
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 July 27th, 2020 for the 1.1 MW (DC) solar power plant Elzi Portela which has been under construction since November 19th, 2019 in Brasilia, Brazil. The power plant is expected to begin commercial operations before the end of August 2020. Elzi Portela will be Shizen Brazil’s second solar power plant in Brazil.
2020.05.11
Shizen Energy Consortium’s Joint Project Proposal Selected for Wind Power Project in the Caraga Region of Mindanao, Philippines
The Caraga Wind Project Consortium, an international consortium in which Shizen Energy Inc. (“Shizen Energy”) participates as a partner, has been selected for the Financing Programme for Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Model Projects in FY2019 through FY2021 for which Japan’s Ministry of the Environment issued a call for project proposals. As a result of this selection, the consortium will now be working on a roughly 33 MW wind power generation development (“This Project”) in the Caraga Region of Mindanao, Philippines.
2020.04.24
SE ranked in Top 500 companies of “High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific” by Financial Times
SE has been ranked in the “High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific” (Top 500 companies) ranking of 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, sponsored by Financial Times and a research firm Statista. In Japan, 69 companies which are showing strong growth potential and increasing their presence in Japan and abroad, ranked.