Nangoku Publishes 'Environmentally-conscious Project Plan' for Solar Project

2014/08/21 17:44
Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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Nangoku Corp (Kagoshima City), a general trading company based in Kagoshima Prefecture and the Kyushu region of Japan, published an "environmentally-conscious project plan" about the "Iriki Power Plant" and "Ei Power Plant" to be constructed in the prefecture on its website July 31, 2014.

The two plants are mega (large-scale) solar power plants (output: about 1MW each) to be built in Iriki-chou, Satsumasendai City, and Ei-chou, Minamikyushu City, respectively. Kyushu Ohisama Hatsuden, which is financed by Nangoku, will be the power producer for the plants.

Though Kyushu Ohisama Hatsuden has already built several mega solar plants, this is the first time that it has prepared and published an environmentally-conscious project plan.

For the construction of the Iriki Power Plant and Ei Power Plant, Nangoku will receive a loan from Mizuho Bank Ltd. To be eligible for a low-interest loan for environmentally-conscious projects, Nangoku was required to prepare and publish the project plan.

The 50-page environmentally-conscious project plan consists of three chapters: "Outline of the Project Plan," "General Conditions of the Construction Sites and Surrounding Areas" and "Consideration of Environmentally-conscious Measures." The construction sites for the two plants are deserted arable lands (former fields of rice and other crops and weed communities).

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