Dec 1, 2014 - Japanese renewable energy firm SB Energy will on Monday kick off commercial operations at a 2.8-MW solar plant in the western part of the island country.
The photovolatic (PV) facility is situated in Toyama prefecture, on Honshu island, and is expected to produce about 2.7 million kWh of electricity each year, the developer said on Tuesday. The plant’s output is estimated to be enough to meet the demand of about 820 homes annually.
The solar park is equipped with PV panels supplied by Japan’s Toshiba Corp (TYO:6502), while inverters were provided by Hitachi (TYO:6501). Sanshin Metal Working Co Ltd delivered the mounting system for the facility. Mirait Technologies Corp took care of the engineering, procurement and construction services.
SB Energy is the renewable energy arm of mobile operator Softbank Corp (TYO:9984).
Japan aims to add 28 GW of solar capacity by 2020 in an effort to promote the use of renewable energy sources. The introduction of attractive feed-in tariffs (FiTs) in July 2012 has turned the country into an important solar market.
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