Japan's Ichigo switches on 3-MW PV plant in Ibaraki

Japan's Ichigo Hitachiomiya ECO Power Plant in Ibaraki

March 18 (Renewables Now) - Japanese real estate investor Ichigo Inc (TYO:2337) today started commercial operation of a 2.99-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Ibaraki prefecture.

Named Ichigo Hitachiomiya ECO Power Plant, the PV facility is comprised of 9,517 panels. It is expected to generate a little over 3.49 million kWh per year, enough to meet the annual power demand of 1,160 local homes, the firm said.

Located on 43,186 sq m of land in Hitachiomiya city, Hitachiomiya ECO is Ichigo's 46th operational solar plant in Japan. With this new addition, the firm's portfolio reaches 139.27 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).

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