Japan Renewable Energy held on Wednesday a completion ceremony for a 28.5-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in Yamagata prefecture.
The Sakata Port Mega Solar Park, as it is named, was originally a 1.2-MW PV plant but has now been expanded to its current capacity, which is enough to meet the annual demand of about 8,400 local households. The project was implemented by a joint venture between JRE and local firm Sakata Port Recycling Industry Centre.
Comprised of 156,160 solar panels, Sakata Port plant is also estimated to offset around 16,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year. This is now the largest solar power plant in Yamagata prefecture, according to the company's press release.
With the start of operation of this facility, JRE is running 36 power plants throughout the country, with an overall renewables capacity of 265 MW, the firm noted.