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Mitsui Fudosan Starts Up 13MW, 17MW Solar Plants

2013/12/02 18:22
Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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Mitsui Fudosan Co Ltd started operation of two mega-solar (large-scale solar) power plants Dec 1, 2013.

The plants, "Mitsui Fudosan Sanyo Onoda Solar Power Plant" (Sanyo Onoda City, Yamaguchi Prefecture) and "Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding/Mitsui Fudosan Oita Solar Power Plant" (Oita City), are Mitsui Fudosan's first mega-solar plants.

At the Mitsui Fudosan Sanyo Onoda Solar Power Plant, Mitsui Fudosan rents land owned by Taiheiyo Cement Corp to run a power generation business. Its output power is about 13MW. The solar panel and PV inverter of the plant are provided by Toshiba Corp and Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC), respectively (See related article).

The Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding/Mitsui Fudosan Oita Solar Power Plant was built by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) Co Ltd and Mitsui Fudosan on the site of MES's Oita Office (Hiyoshibaru, Oita City, Oita Prefecture). Its output power is about 17MW.

Mitsui Fudosan started to build mega-solar plants in fiscal 2012 in the aim of proposing new solutions that enable to effectively use corporate real estate to tenant companies.

In addition to the two plants that the company started to operate this time, it is planning to start operation of the "Tomakomai Solar Power Plant" (about 23MW, Tomakomai City, Hokkaido) in December 2013, "Hachinohe Solar Power Plant" (about 8MW, Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture) in fiscal 2013, "Omuta Solar Power Plant" (about 6MW, Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture) in fiscal 2014, etc.