Murata installs 1-MW solar system in China, starts one in Japan
Nov 12, 2012 - Japanese electronic components manufacturer Murata Manufacturing Company Ltd (OSA:6981) today said it had installed a 1-MW solar power system in China and that it had kicked off construction of a 1-MW facility in Japan.
Murata said the solar systems would contribute to the broad use of green energy at its branches and mitigate power supply shortages.
The 1-MW solar plant, installed at the premises of Murata's Chinese unit Shenzhen Murata Technology Co Ltd in China's province of Guangdong, includes some 3,900 modules and is expected to generate 985 MWh of power a year to be used within the company. Chinese company ZTE Corp (SHE:000063) installed the system for Murata from August to November.
In November, Murata commenced the installation of a 1-MW solar system at its Yasu division in Japan's Shiga prefecture. The system will also include 3,900 modules to produce 914 MWh of power a year, the company estimates. Murata will use the output for its fixed-price wholesale purchasing system. Japanese electronics group Sharp Corp (TYO:6753) is building the system, with completion scheduled for the end of March 2013.