Visit to Plant

  • Solar Power Plant Starts Operation on Former 'Salt Magnate' Property Solar Power Plant Starts Operation on Former 'Salt Magnate' Property 4.7MW plant developed by JV between Orix, Chudenko For a long time, numerous salt farms have been developed along the coast of the Seto Inland Sea in the south of Okayama Prefecture, producing salt from seawater. In the late Edo Period of the 1800s, t... [2017.07.19]
  • 32MW Solar Plant Protects Town's Famous Water 32MW Solar Plant Protects Town's Famous Water 3 large reservoirs prevent floods in downstream basin Yusuicho in north Kagoshima Prefecture is a basin surrounded by the Kirishima mountain range and the Kyushu Mountains, with rice and tea fields spreading across both the Sendai River basin and the mou... [2017.07.10]
  • 'PV Roofs' Adopted at Bus Parking Areas 'PV Roofs' Adopted at Bus Parking Areas Bus drivers' work environment improved using PV power income Mie Kotsu Co Ltd (Tsu City) set up solar-panel-embedded roofs with an output of about 457kW on the parking spaces for large buses at its Yokkaichi Operation and started selling electric power on June ... [2017.07.08]
  • Rainwater Caught by Halved Pipes at 2.1MW Solar Plant Rainwater Caught by Halved Pipes at 2.1MW Solar Plant Restrictions of disposal site overcome The "Eco Park Izumozaki" in Izumozakimachi, Niigata Prefecture, run by the public interest incorporated foundation Niigata Prefecture Environmental Conservation Association, is a final disposal site f... [2017.06.24]
  • Perennial 'Dichondra' Used for Weed Prevention at 2.6MW Solar Plant Perennial 'Dichondra' Used for Weed Prevention at 2.6MW Solar Plant Mat-style installation has greater cost benefit over 20 years At the "Exeo Togane Solar Farm," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 2.6MW in Togane City, Chiba Prefecture, introduced last week, the perennial "dichondra" plant was adopt... [2017.06.19]
  • 7 Ancient Tombs Protected Inside Solar Plant 7 Ancient Tombs Protected Inside Solar Plant Panel distribution, reservoir rearranged to meet circumstances of ruins Togane City is situated on Kujukuri Plain in the central part of Chiba Prefecture. In November 2016, the "Exeo Togane Solar Farm," a mega-solar power plant with an output of about 2.6MW, started sales... [2017.06.14]
  • Mega-solar Business Pioneer Adopts Sun-tracking Mounting System, Battery Mega-solar Business Pioneer Adopts Sun-tracking Mounting System, Battery As you drive up northward on Route 267 from the urban area of Isa City in northern Kagoshima Prefecture, after passing Mt. Takakuma, an ornate gate like an entrance to a mansion will come into view. O... [2017.06.05]
  • General Trading Company Makes Most of Its Strength in Mega Solar Operation General Trading Company Makes Most of Its Strength in Mega Solar Operation Itochu's development policy shown in joint projects with LP gas, lease companies In January 2017, the "Shin-Okayama Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 37MW, started selling power on a former golf course in the mountains of Kita-ku, ... [2017.05.29]
  • 2.2MW Solar Plant Built in Disaster Area in Miyagi 2.2MW Solar Plant Built in Disaster Area in Miyagi Careful measures taken against heavy rain, ground sinking A mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 1.455MW started operation on the coast of Watari-cho in southern Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, in March 2017. [2017.05.22]
  • 3.1MW Solar Plant Supplies Power to Water Purification Plant in Aichi 3.1MW Solar Plant Supplies Power to Water Purification Plant in Aichi Existing substations used to sell surplus electricity The Aichi Prefecture Inuyama Water Purification Plant, a 10-minute drive from Inuyama Station on the Nagoya Railway, takes and purifies water from the Kiso River to supply water to roughly one million... [2017.05.13]
  • 14MW Solar Plant, Along With Local Community, Protects Agricultural Reservoir 14MW Solar Plant, Along With Local Community, Protects Agricultural Reservoir Efforts made to prevent outflow of soil In March 2017, the "Nagi Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 14.38MW, started operation in Nagicho, Katsuta-gun, Okayama Prefecture, Japan [2017.05.10]
  • 1.9MW Solar Plant Built Under 120m Broadcast Antenna 1.9MW Solar Plant Built Under 120m Broadcast Antenna 'Invisible efforts' made underground for radio broadcasts As you cross the Obitsu River after driving about 10 minutes through urban areas to the east of Kisarazu Station on the JR Uchibo Line, a flat pastoral landscape will spread before you. Further ahead,... [2017.05.01]
  • 1MWh Battery System Installed at 2.6MW Solar Plant in Island 1MWh Battery System Installed at 2.6MW Solar Plant in Island Integrated control of multiple inverters, prevention of output fluctuation Tokunoshima, about 500km to the south-southeast of Kagoshima, is a remote island belonging to the Amami Islands and has unique culture and history, influenced by both Ryukyu and Satsuma. The island bo... [2017.04.24]
  • Mega Solar Plant in Hokkaido Leverages Local Experience, Knowledge Mega Solar Plant in Hokkaido Leverages Local Experience, Knowledge Tokachi in Hokkaido is known as a leading agricultural and pastoral region in Japan. The "TY Tokachi Shimizu Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 1.39MW,... [2017.04.20]
  • 43MW Solar Plant on Land Obtained From 300 Landowners 43MW Solar Plant on Land Obtained From 300 Landowners Largest solar power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture starts operation The area around Lake Hamana in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture has a large number of eel cultivation facilities with a history of more than 100 years. Even today, people are reminded of Lake Haman... [2017.04.10]
  • Details of 'Completion Inspection' at 51MW Solar Plant Details of 'Completion Inspection' at 51MW Solar Plant Inspection now required for 500kW-2MW high-voltage projects Chubu Electrical Safety Services Foundation was responsible for much of the "voluntary inspection prior to operation" at the "Orix 51M Tsu Mega Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power pl... [2017.04.03]
  • Solar Plant in Mie Prefecture Realizes 51MW From Former 18-hole Golf Course Solar Plant in Mie Prefecture Realizes 51MW From Former 18-hole Golf Course The "Orix 51M Tsu Mega Solar Power Plant," which is located in the mountains of Tsu City, Mie Prefecture, is a mega (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 51MW. It is the largest mega... [2017.03.27]
  • Japan's 'Longest' Solar Plant Extends 10km Along Railway Japan's 'Longest' Solar Plant Extends 10km Along Railway Arrays of different sizes efficiently laid out on long, narrow site The Narita Sky Access Line is a railway that extends about 50km between Keisei Narita and Narita Airport stations. Keisei Electric Railway Co Ltd's "Skyliner," running at 160km/h, connects Tokyo and N... [2017.03.22]
  • North-facing Solar Plant Produces Enough Power North-facing Solar Plant Produces Enough Power Concrete under arrays prevents erosion by muddy water Yae District of Irikicho, Satsumasendai City is about a one-hour drive from Kagoshima Airport, in the mountains to the west of Kagoshima Prefecture. Before the war, it was a small mountain village, bu... [2017.03.15]
  • 8.9MW Solar Plant Gives Consideration to Local Ecosystem 8.9MW Solar Plant Gives Consideration to Local Ecosystem 600 native trees planted Despite the rich nature preserved in the mountains, there are many golf courses near the interchange exits of the Meishin Expressway and the Keiji Bypass near Kameoka City in the middle-west of Kyoto ... [2017.03.07]
  • Ground Level Raised at Solar Plant in View of Tsunami Ground Level Raised at Solar Plant in View of Tsunami Foundation designed in consideration of subsidence of reclaimed land Marine Pier Okinosu is an artificial island located in the sea near the mouth of the Yoshino River to the east of central Tokushima City. The "Marine Pier Okinosu Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-sc... [2017.02.28]
  • Solar Plant's Business Performance Improved by Meticulous Maintenance Solar Plant's Business Performance Improved by Meticulous Maintenance Mounting system design enables efficient weeding under arrays The "Kyushu Solar Farm 7 Miyama Joint Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 23MW, is located on the coast of the Sea of Ariake in Miyama City, Fukuoka Prefectur... [2017.02.21]
  • Educational Programs Offered at PV, Vegetable Plants Educational Programs Offered at PV, Vegetable Plants Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, Haramachi-ku on the coast of Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture, was hit by a tsunami that covered a great area of its farmland with seawater. Minamisoma ... [2017.02.13]
  • Kewpie Mayonnaise Factory Self-consumes Solar Power Generated In-house Kewpie Mayonnaise Factory Self-consumes Solar Power Generated In-house Generated power used by freezers, fridges even on holidays Kewpie Corp's Goka Factory is located in Gokamachi, Sashima-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan (Fig. 1). It is Kewpie's core factory in East Japan, where its mainstay products such as mayonnaise and dress... [2017.02.06]
  • 2MW Solar Plant Blends In With Sports Park 2MW Solar Plant Blends In With Sports Park Solar panels cooled down by mist spray Looking northward from Chikamatsu Road Park in Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, down below spreads a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant. This is the "Nagato Sports Park Power Plant" with an outpu... [2017.01.30]