November 25 (Renewables Now) - Japanese company Smart Solar Corp announced today it has started the construction of a 11.8-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan.
The Kumamoto Yamaga Solar Park D, as it is named, will consist of 29,647 double-sided power generation solar panels. The company estimates it will invest about JPY 4.2 billion (USD 38.6m/EUR 35m) in the project, it said.
Located in a roughly 19.15-hectare area in Yamaga town, the PV park is scheduled to commence operations in August 2021. It is expected to generate some 14,590 MWh of electricity per year, enough to meet the demand of about 4,168 local households.
This solar facility will also be able to offset 4,588.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually. The purchase price for the solar power output will be JPY 36 per kWh, excluding consumption tax, Smart Solar noted.
(JPY 100 = USD 0.918/EUR 0.834)