February 12 (Renewables Now) - Japanese real estate investor Ichigo Inc (TYO:2337) started today the commercial operation of a 1.67-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Gifu prefecture.
Named Ichigo Toki Tsurusatocho Kakino Higashi ECO Power Plant, the PV facility is comprised of 5,240 panels. It is expected to generate a little over 2.05 million kWh per year, enough to meet the annual power demand of 680 local homes, the firm said.
Located on 51,146 sq m of land in Toki city, Toki Tsurusatocho is Ichigo's 45th operational solar plant in Japan. With this new addition, the firm's portfolio reaches 136.27 MW.
In all, the company has a Japanese portfolio of 59 solar power plants with a combined capacity of 185 MW, including projects in development, operational plants and facilities held by its yieldco Ichigo Green Infrastructure Fund Investment Corp (TYO:9282).