JRE commissions 3.2-MW solar park in Ibaraki

Solar park in Japan. Author: Minoru Karamatsu. License: Creative Commons.

September 2 (Renewables Now) - Japan Renewable Energy (JRE) has started commercial operation of a 3.2-MW solar park in Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture, the company said on its website.

The Hasaki North Solar Power Plant, as it is named, is located in Kamisu municipality. The photovoltaic (PV) facility is expected to generate enough power to meet the annual demand of some 960 local households, the firm has said previously.

Hasaki North will also be avoiding around 1,640 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year. This plant is the company's twelfth operational facility in the same prefecture.

The 10,040-panel PV park, operated by GK JRE Hasakikita, is selling its output to Japanese energy distributor TEPCO Energy Partner Inc, a unit of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc (TYO:9501).

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