Japan's JRE commissions 80 MW of solar parks at home
A photo of JRE's Yamato Takamori 1 Solar Power Plant. Image by JRE (www.jre.co.jp)
Japan Renewable Energy Corp (JRE) and SMFL MIRAI Partners Co Ltd have started the commercial operation of solar parks in Kumamoto prefecture totalling 79.94 MW, it was announced today.
Named JRE Yamato Takamori 1 and 2, the photovoltaic (PV) plants are the largest power assets currently operated by JRE, it said.
Located in Yamato municipality, the solar power facilities should be able to generate a combined 99.4 million kWh annually, which is enough power to meet the annual demand of nearly 22,000 local households. They will sell their output to Japanese electric utility Kyushu Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Co Inc.
The new PV plants are part of the deal inked in February 2020, where JRE and SMFL announced plans for joint investment in 196.5 MW of solar plants in Kumamoto and Kagoshima.
In addition to the Yamato Takamori duo, the partners have put into operation the 65.52-MW Aso Takamori solar farm while the 54-MW Satsuma solar plant is scheduled for completion in January 2023.