Kyocera, Century Tokyo inaugurate 9.9-MW solar park in Japan
Kyocera solar modules used for solar plant in France. Source: Business Wire.
Japan's Kyocera Corp (TYO:6971) and Century Tokyo Leasing Corp (TYO:8439) Monday marked the official completion of a 9.9-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in the western parts of Honshu island.
The solar farm, located on idle land in Hyogo prefecure’s city of Himeji, was put into operation on December 4. The two companies will operate it through their joint venture (JV) Kyocera TCL Solar LLC.
The facility was equipped it with roughly 39,600 of 250-W Kyocera modules, which are expected to generate some 12.16 GWh of electricity per year. Its output, which is estimated to be enough to power approximately 3,740 local households, will be bought by local utility The Kansai Electric Power Co Inc.
Including the latest addition, Kyocera TCL Solar currently owns and operates 32 solar arrays with a combined capacity of about 63 MW across the country, according to the press release.