December 5 (Renewables Now) - Japan Renewable Energy (JRE) announced Wednesday it recently held a ground breaking ceremony for 142.5 MW of solar parks in Japan’s Kumamoto prefecture.
The 79.95-MW JRE Yamato Takamori Solar Power Plant and the 62.53-MW JRE Aso Takamori Solar Power Plant, as they are named, are located in Yamato and Takamori municipalities, respectively.
These photovoltaic (PV) facilities are expected to generate enough power to meet the annual demand of some 38,860 local households combined.
Yamato is estimated to avoid around 43,530 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year, while Aso should be able to offset 31,310 tonnes of CO2 annually. Commissioning is scheduled for August 2022 for both farms.
Japanese utility Kyushu Electric Power Company Inc (TYO:9508) will be the sole purchase for the output of the two PV plants.