Smart Solar switches on 2.4-MW PV plant in Iwate

Solar power station. Featured Image: worradirek/

January 23 (Renewables Now) - Japanese company Smart Solar Corp announced last week it has completed a 2.44-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Iwate prefecture, Japan.

Local utility Tohoku Electric Power Co Inc (TYO:9506) will purchase the output at a feed-in tariff (FiT) of JPY 36 (USD 0.33/EUR 0.27) per kWh, according to the company's press release.

The Iwate Ichinoseki Solar Park, as it is named, was built in partnership with Tokyo-based Japan Asia Investment Co Ltd (TYO:8518) and is comprised of 8,904 solar panels. It is expected to generate some 2.45 million kWh of electricity per year, enough to meet the annual demand of about 800 local households.

The PV plant should be able to offset 1,350 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually, Smart Solar noted.

Currently, the firm has 30 mega solar power stations all over the country, with a combined capacity of over 205 MW.

(JPY 100 = USD 0.91/EUR 0.74)

Join Renewables Now's free daily newsletter now!

More stories to explore
Share this story
About the author
Browse all articles from Lucas Morais

Lucas is based in Brazil. He joined Renewables Now to expand coverage of the Ibero-American market, a highly attractive destination for green energy investment.

More articles by the author
5 / 5 free articles left this month
Get 5 more for free Sign up for Basic subscription
Get full access Sign up for Premium subscription