The Seikatsu Club Consumers' Co-operative Union (SCCCU) announced May 31, 2017, that it has started construction of an 18MW solar power plant in Yuza-machi, Akumi-gun, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.
SCCCU aims to realize renewable energy production/use participated in by citizens. The plant is scheduled to start commercial operation in January 2019.
On 31ha of land, 67,000 solar panels will be set up. The plant is expected to generate about 18,000MWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 5,700 households, per year.