Japan NTT builds 33 MW PV plant in Miyazaki prefecture

Solar park in Japan. Author: Minoru Karamatsu. License: Creative Commons.

September 28 (SeeNews) - Japan NTT Facilities Inc, a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (TYO:9432), annouced last week it is building a 32.6-MW solar power plant in Kunitomi city, Miyazaki prefecture.

The construction of the Miyazaki Kamenoko Solar Power Plant, which is being build at a former golf course, is scheduled to complete on January 5, 2017, according estimates from NTT.

The expected annual energy production of the plant comes in at 40,000 MWh, enough to supply the consumption of some 11,000 local households.

NTT itself has taken charge for the design and construction. Solar panels are being supplied by Suntech Power Japan Corp, part of Chinese Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd (NYSE:STP). The power conditioning system (PCS) is manufactured by Japanese diversified group Hitachi Ltd.

Japan aims to add 28 GW of solar capacity by 2020 in an effort to promote the use of renewable energy sources.

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