Japan Display starts up 2.4-MW rooftop solar array in China
Japan Display's rooftop PV array in China. Image by Japan Display (/www.j-display.com)
Japanese display technology company Japan Display Inc (TYO:6740) has put a 2.4-MW rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) array into operation for a subsidiary in China.
The system was built atop the Suzhou JDI Electronics Inc (SE) manufacturing plant in eastern China and should be able to meet around 20% of SE’s daytime power consumption, the Japanese company announced on Wednesday.
SE’s on-site solar system covers an area of about 20,000 sq m (215,278 sq ft) on the roof of the company's factory in the city of Suzhou west of Shanghai. The company is leasing its rooftops to an unnamed service provider which owns, installs, and maintains the PV array. This allows SE to have preferential access to the solar output as well as a smaller up-front system cost, Japan Display explained.
In addition to the Chinese array, the Japanese company also has a rooftop solar system on its unit in Tottori prefecture, as it is aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.