Ichigo switches on solar array in Japan's Nagano prefecture
Ichigo Tatsunomachi Sawasoko ECO Power Plant. Image by Japan's Ichigo.
Japanese real estate and renewables investor Ichigo Inc (TYO:2337) said on Friday it has started the operation of a 740-kW solar power system in Japan's Nagano prefecture.
The array, named Ichigo Tatsunomachi Sawasoko ECO Power Plant, is made up of 1,648 panels installed on 16,012 square metres (172,351.73 sq ft) of former pastureland in Kamiina district. It is expected to generate over 924,000 kWh per year, enough to meet the annual power demand of 308 local homes, the firm said.
The plant is Ichigo's 58th operational solar farm in Japan. With this new addition, the firm's capacity reaches 163.47 MW.
In all, the Japanese group has 67 power assets with a combined capacity of 199 MW, including operational plants and projects under development held by its yieldco Ichigo Green Infrastructure Fund Investment Corp (TYO:9282).