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Ube Industries, Showa Shell Sekiyu Set Up 21MW Solar Plant

2014/07/10 12:57
Kiyotaka Nakanishi, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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A 21.29MW solar power plant financed by Ube Industries Ltd and Showa Shell Sekiyu KK started selling power in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, July 1, 2014.

The plant is expected to generate 25,010,000kWh of electricity per year, which is equivalent to the amount of electricity consumed by 6,900 households. All of the electricity generated at the plant will be sold to The Chugoku Electric Power Co Inc based on the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme.

The site of the plant was idled land that Ube Industries owned in the city and measures 300,000m2. The company had been using the site as a controlled final landfill site for industrial wastes until 2004. The solar panel employed for the plant is Solar Frontier KK's CIS-based solar panel, and the PV inverter is a product of Fuji Electric Co Ltd.