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Japan Asia Group to Construct 2.4MW Solar Plant in Saitama

2014/07/17 14:29
Kiyotaka Nakanishi, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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Kokusai Kogyo Co Ltd and JAG Energy Co Ltd concluded an agreement with the government of Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, and started to construct a mega (large-scale) solar power plant on land owned by the government.

Kokusai Kogyo and JAG Energy are affiliated with Japan Asia Group Ltd, which made the announcement July 14, 2014.

The construction site for the plant, "Gyoda Solar Way," is located in Oaza Araki, Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture, which is near the prefecture's border with Gunma Prefecture. The area of the site is 32,000m2.

The total capacities of the solar panels and PV inverters are 2.4MW and 2MW, respectively. The plant is expected to generate the amount of electricity equivalent to that consumed by about 720 households.

The solar panels and PV inverters are supplied by Toshiba Corp and Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC), respectively. The plant is scheduled to be completed in March 2015.