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Smart Energy Begins Construction of 10MW Solar Plant in Tochigi

2017/05/17 08:18
Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP Intelligence Group, CleanTech Institute
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A Shinto ritual at a ground-breaking ceremony for the plant (source: Smart Energy)

Smart Energy Co Ltd (Chuo-ku, Tokyo) announced March 27, 2017, that it has started construction of a 10MW solar power plant in Manago District, Nishikata-machi, Tochigi City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.

The plant is scheduled to start operations in September 2018 and sell electricity by using feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme at a price of ¥36/kWh (excluding tax). It is expected to generate 16,622MWh of electricity per year.

For the plant, 44,520 polycrystalline silicon solar panels (72-cell 320W product) of Hanwha Q Cells Co Ltd and eight 750kW and four 1MW PV inverters of Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC) will be introduced.