SMA Solar to supply inverters for 70-MW power project in Japan
Oct 4, 2012 - German solar inverter maker SMA Solar Technology AG (ETR:S92) today said it would supply 140 inverters for a 70-MW solar power project in the city of Kagoshima, in southern Japan.
Kagoshima Mega Solar Power Corp, a joint venture (JV) of Japanese electronic equipment maker Kyocera (TYO:6971) and six partners, will set up and operate the solar plant. Construction started in September and is slated for completion by next autumn.
SMA Solar, being sole inverter supplier for the project, will deliver its Sunny Central 500CP-JP products that have been customised for Japan.
The JV partners are mobile operator KDDI (TYO:9433), heavy machinery maker IHI Corp (TYO:7013), engineer Kyudenko Corp (TYO:1959), engineering and construction firm Takenaka Corp, Bank of Kyoto (TYO:8369) and Kagoshima Bank (TYO:8390).
In June, two SMA Solar inverters were certified for sale in the residential segment of the Japanese market, the company added.