Japanese real estate investor Ichigo Group Holdings (JASDAQ:2337) kicked off commercial operations at a 1.44-MW solar system in the southern parts of Miyazaki prefecture on July 8.
The solar park was built at a former farmland in Yasuhisacho owned by Miyakonojo city by the company’s unit Ichigo Eco Energy Co Ltd. The facility will be able to generate enough electricity to meet the demand of 490 local households annually, according to information on Ichigo's website.
The 5,346 photovoltaic (PV) panels for the Ichigo Miyakonojo Yasuhisacho ECO plant were supplied by China’s JA Solar Holdings while Japanese machinery maker Fuji Electric delivered the inverters. Tohoku Sangyou Japan Benex Corp served as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor.
On June 2, Ichigo Group put on stream another 2.43-MW solar park in the prefecture of Kagawa. The Japanese firm now operates 34.01 MW of PV parks at home.