Industrial and electronic equipment maker Japan Benex Corporation on Monday announced its 3.7-MW direct current (DC) rooftop solar array in Chiba prefecture, central Japan, is operational.
The system was built atop the Prologis Park Chiba 1 logistics facility and it is Japan Benex’s 16th roof-rented photovoltaic (PV) array.
Prologis Park Chiba 1 is part of Japan’s Nippon Prologis REIT Inc (TYO:3283), the local subsidiary of California-based real estate investment trust Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD).
With 6,786 solar modules, the PV system has an estimated annual power output of some 3.86 million kWh, enough to meet the demand of around 1,300 local households.
Prologis Park Chiba 1 is now the largest of its kind for Japan Benex, surpassing the roughly 3-MW Benex Inzai Solar Port, the firm said.
With the commissioning of this new solar array, Japan Benex now has 33 operational power plants with a combined capacity of about 34 MW. Of these, 25 MW are roof-rented PV arrays.
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