JRE inaugurates 3.2-MW solar PV plant in Ibaraki

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

November 29 (Renewables Now) - Japan Renewable Energy announced on Thursday it held a completion ceremony for a 3.16-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in Ibaraki prefecture.

The JRE Hasaki Kita Solar Power Plant, as it is named, is expected to generate some 3.5 million kWh per year, which is enough to meet the annual demand of about 960 local households, JRE said in its press release.

Comprised of 10,040 solar panels, the Hasaki Kita plant is also estimated to offset around 1,640 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year. This plant is the company's 12th operational facility in the same prefecture, according to the company's statement.

The 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), the firm noted.

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