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Temwas Completes 2MW Solar Plant in Fukushima

2014/07/10 22:56
Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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Temwas Co Ltd (Minato Ward, Tokyo), which deals with real estates, built a 2MW solar power plant on the site of a former golf course in Asakawa-machi, Ishikawa-gun, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

The company had a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the mega (large-scale) solar power plant, "Temwas Solar Asakawa Power Plant," July 4, 2014. The plant was built by installing 8,288 solar panels on the site of the former "Garden Valley Country Club."

The golf course opened in 1995 with 27 holes. But it suffered from a slump in business due to harmful rumours spread after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the following nuclear accident and was closed down in August 2012.

On the site of the former golf course, another mega solar plant, "Fukushima Prefecture Solar Power Plant" (16.8MW), is under construction in an area adjacent to Temwas Solar Asakawa Power Plant. The two plants, whose total output capacity will be 18.8MW, are part of "Asakawa Tanagura Solar Park Project."

Temwas Solar Asakawa Power Plant is run by Temwas Energy KK, which is financed by Temwas. Tsuboi Corp (Chuo Ward, Tokyo) provided EPC (engineering, construction and procurement) services for the plant in cooperation with Germany-based Saferay. The solar panels, PV inverters and mounting systems of the plant were supplied by AU Optronics Corp, Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC) and Germany-based Krinner (screw pile-based mounting system), respectively.

On the other hand, Fukushima Prefecture Solar Power Plant will be run by Eiwa Denryoku (Minato Ward, Tokyo), which is financed by the Giga Storage Corp group, a Taiwan-based high-tech company. It is scheduled to be completed within 2014.