TMEIC to ship inverters for 115-MW solar park in Japan
Oct 21, 2014 - Tokyo-based Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC) said yesterday it had won an order to supply 115 MW of photovoltaic (PV) inverters for a project in northern Japan.
The contract was awarded by Japanese group Eurus Energy Holdings Corp and calls for the delivery of 230 pieces of the TMEIC Solar Ware 500 inverters. The equipment will be deployed at the Rokkasho solar park that is currently being built in Aomori prefecture with monocrystalline silicon PV panels supplied by SunPower Japan KK and Mitsubishi Electric Corp (TYO:6503).
The 115-MW complex will consist of two separate installations with capacities of 65 MW and 50 MW, respectively. Eurus Energy launched construction activities in September 2013 through local builder Shimizu Corp (TYO:1803) and plans to switch on the park in November 2015, it said previously. When up and running, the facility will be able to generate enough power needed for about 38,000 homes annually.
As of end-September, TMEIC has shipped over 9,000 units of its Solar Ware 500 inverters, it noted. The company, a joint venture between Japan’s Toshiba Corp (TYO:6502) and Mitsubishi Electric, said last month it will start making PV inverters in North America this autumn, via a newly-established unit.
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