Ichigo commissions 1-MW floating solar farm in Japan
Ichigo Ueda Yoshidaike ECO Power Plant. Image by Ichigo (https://www.ichigo.gr.jp)
Japanese real estate and renewables investor Ichigo Inc (TYO:2337) said today that it has started the operation of a 1.16-MW floating solar power plant in Nagano prefecture, Japan.
The photovoltaic (PV) power facility, named Ichigo Ueda Yoshidaike ECO Power Plant, is made up of 2,136 panels installed on 23,634 square metres (254,394 sq ft) of an agricultural reservoir in Ueda city.
Ichigo estimates that the solar farm will be able to generate more than 1.4 million kWh per year, enough to meet the annual power demand of 469 local homes.
Ueda Yoshidaike solar farm is Ichigo's 63rd operational renewable energy plant in Japan. With the new addition, Ichigo reached 174.28 MW of capacity, the firm said.
Going forward, the Japanese group expects to have 65 solar farms in operation with a combined capacity of roughly 195.26 MW in the new fiscal year. This figure also includes plants held by its yieldco Ichigo Green Infrastructure Fund Investment Corp (TYO:9282).