January 6 (Renewables Now) - Japanese real estate investor Ichigo Inc (TYO:2337) said today it has put online 15.76 MW of photovoltaic (PV) power plants in Gunma and Shiga prefectures.
The Ichigo Minakami Aramaki ECO Power Plant and Ichigo Takashima Kutsuki ECO Power Plant are Ichigo's 43st and 44th operational solar plant in Japan. They are comprised of 50,272 panels combined.
Located in Minakami city, Aramaki ECO has 12.02 MW of installed capacity and will generate roughly 12.24 million kWh per year, enough to supply power to 4,080 households.
Kutsuki ECO, installed in Takashima City, is expected to generate a little over 4 million kWh annually with its capacity of 3.74 MW. This is equivalent to the annual power demand of 1,350 local homes.
In all, the firm has a portfolio of 59 solar power plants in Japan with a combined capacity of 185 MW, including facilities held by its yieldco Ichigo Green Infrastructure Fund Investment Corp (TYO:9282). This capacity includes plants that are currently in operation and under development, the company noted.