Kyuden Mirai, partners complete 52 MW PV plant in Fukushima
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Japanese renewable energy firm Kyuden Mirai Energy Co Inc announced last week it has switched on a 52.5-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in Fukushima prefecture.
Named Renatosu Soma Solar Park, the solar facility is expected to generate 60 million kWh per year, or the equivalent of the annual demand of some 16,600 households. With about 198,000 solar panels, Renatosu covers an area of 684,000 sq m in the city of Soma. It is located on farmland damaged by the 2011 earthquake, Kyuden said.
Kyudenko Hokuto Denki Specific Construction was the firm in charge of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works while Kyudenko Corp is responsible for operation and maintenance (O&M).
The PV plant is controlled by Renatosu Soma Solar Park LLC, a jointly venture between Kyudenko Corp (40%), Orix Corp (30%), Beltecno Energy (19.8%), Kyuden Mirai Energy Co Inc (10%) and Hokuto Denki Setsubi Kouji (0.2%).