Visit to Plant

  • 148MW Solar Plant Attracts Visitors Through 'Energy Tourism' 148MW Solar Plant Attracts Visitors Through 'Energy Tourism' 'Vastness' enjoyed from hill, panel failures discovered by drone On October 25, 2017, the "energy tourism" project's first monitor tour was conducted in Rokkasho-mura, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Just over 10 visitors from Aomori City and other places toured around a... [2018.01.21]
  • Flat, Snow-free Panels for Snowy Regions Adopted at Solar Plant in Hokkaido Flat, Snow-free Panels for Snowy Regions Adopted at Solar Plant in Hokkaido Monbetsu City in eastern Hokkaido faces the Sea of Okhotsk and is closed in by drift ice in winter. The "Happy Service Solar Shinsei Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an outpu... [2018.01.15]
  • Mega-solar Plant's O&M Increases Power Generation Utilizing Disabled People Mega-solar Plant's O&M Increases Power Generation Utilizing Disabled People Oirasecho, Aomori Prefecture, is located along the Oirase River, which starts at Lake Towada, and is blessed with abundant nature. Surrounded by Hachinohe, Misawa and Towada cities, the town is easily... [2018.01.10]
  • Farming Solar Plant Survives Earthquake in Kumamoto Farming Solar Plant Survives Earthquake in Kumamoto Robust system only slightly slides in massive earthquake A farming-style solar power plant with an output of about 900kW is located in a corner of an agricultural area in Kumamoto City. Solar panels were spaced apart from each other and set up on farmland, ... [2017.12.25]
  • Wind Power 'Combined' With Solar Power at Power Plant in Fukushima Wind Power 'Combined' With Solar Power at Power Plant in Fukushima 6.4MW wind power added using 10MW grid capacity for mega solar plant Iitatemura, Fukushima Prefecture, is a beautiful village blessed with rich nature in the highlands of the northern Abukuma Mountains. Forests account for about 75% of the village. Although the damage ... [2017.12.18]
  • 1.1MW Solar Plant Operates for 5 Yrs, Funded by Local Community 1.1MW Solar Plant Operates for 5 Yrs, Funded by Local Community Preventive maintenance carried out, PV inverters to be repaired as scheduled Mima City, located inland in Tokushima Prefecture, is an area with a traditional country landscape, of mountains, a river and flat vegetable fields. The city also has the Yoshino River and the prefect... [2017.12.14]
  • Solar Plant in Saitama Works as 'Bridge' Between Italy, Japan Solar Plant in Saitama Works as 'Bridge' Between Italy, Japan Renewable energy business' way of fulfilling 'social responsibility' After turning to the east from Route 140 about a 10-minute drive from Seibu Chichibu Station in Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture, orderly arrayed black solar panels will come into view beyond a resid... [2017.12.04]
  • Solar Plant in Nagasaki Conducts 'Preventive Maintenance' Over Past 5 Yrs Solar Plant in Nagasaki Conducts 'Preventive Maintenance' Over Past 5 Yrs Hiradojima is an island to the west of Matsuura Peninsula in northern Nagasaki Prefecture. The long, thin island stretching from the northeast to the southwest faces the East China Sea. It is relative... [2017.12.01]
  • Rooftop Solar Panels' Heat Barrier Effect Saves Energy Rooftop Solar Panels' Heat Barrier Effect Saves Energy Orix runs solar business selling power at 24 yen/kWh at PFU facility Unoke in Kahoku City, Ishikawa Prefecture, is located at the root of Noto Peninsula, about 30 minutes by JR Nanao Line from Kanazawa Station. In 1960, Unoke Electronics Industries was founded there by... [2017.11.20]
  • Solar Plant in Oita Coastal Industrial Zone Expands Using Former Golf Course Solar Plant in Oita Coastal Industrial Zone Expands Using Former Golf Course Panel distribution becomes difficult along with plant expansion Heavy chemical industries such as iron manufacturing and petrochemical complexes are concentrated in the Oita Coastal Industrial Zone to the east of Oita City, Oita Prefecture, Japan. [2017.11.14]
  • Sewage Plant Transformed Into Solar/biomass Power Plant Sewage Plant Transformed Into Solar/biomass Power Plant Fuel produced by fermenting sewage sludge, human waste, raw garbage The Nakajima Treatment Plant of Toyohashi City Waterworks and Sewerage Bureau is located about 4km to the southwest of JR Toyohashi Station, facing the mouth of the Yagyu River, with Mikawa Bay spread... [2017.11.08]
  • Lotus Plants, Solar Panels Together on Reservoir in Kagawa Prefecture Lotus Plants, Solar Panels Together on Reservoir in Kagawa Prefecture There are many reservoirs scattered across Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. Given there is relatively less rainfall in the prefecture, many reservoirs have been built through the ages and used primarily for ... [2017.10.29]
  • Solar Plant, Beach Roses Help Recovery From Disasters in Fukushima Solar Plant, Beach Roses Help Recovery From Disasters in Fukushima Local high school students manage 'Plant Garden' on adjacent land Houses and fields in the coastal area of Minamisoma City in Fukushima Prefecture were damaged by the tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. Minamisoma City purchased the dama... [2017.10.23]
  • Solar Tracking System Adopted as Measure Against Lower FIT Rate Solar Tracking System Adopted as Measure Against Lower FIT Rate Power generation expected to increase by 35% Sodegaura City is located roughly in the center of Chiba Prefecture and faces Tokyo Bay. The "Chiba Prefecture Sodegaura City Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of ab... [2017.10.18]
  • 3 Types of Grass Cutters Used at 2MW Solar Plant in Tokushima 3 Types of Grass Cutters Used at 2MW Solar Plant in Tokushima The "Awa Nishi Solar Hills Power Plant" in Awa City, Tokushima Prefecture, is a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 2MW constructed on a former quarry. [2017.10.11]
  • Leading Egg Producer Focuses on PV Generation in Toyama Leading Egg Producer Focuses on PV Generation in Toyama The "Saida Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 2.5MW, is in the mountains of Saida, Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture, Japan, near the foot of the Noto Peninsul... [2017.10.03]
  • Solar Plant in Residential Area Utilized by Local Community in Disaster Drill Solar Plant in Residential Area Utilized by Local Community in Disaster Drill The "Ise Futami Mega Solar Hikarinomachi" mega- (large-scale) solar power plant operates next to "Hikarinomachi" residential area in Ise City, Mie Prefecture. The location is near Ise Shrine and Ise B... [2017.09.27]
  • TSE-listed Infrastructure Fund Takes Over Solar Plants in Yamaguchi TSE-listed Infrastructure Fund Takes Over Solar Plants in Yamaguchi Monitoring system manages entire site by string monitoring around clock As you go over the Suo Ohashi Bridge from Hofu toward Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, you will find Mount Fujio, which appears to be rising from the sea. The top of the mountain is a park from where... [2017.09.17]
  • High-pressure Washing of Panels Tested at 1.2MW Solar Plant in Ehime High-pressure Washing of Panels Tested at 1.2MW Solar Plant in Ehime Azuma beach in Shimonanba, Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan, is also known as "Monchhichi beach." It is unknown why the beach is called this, but the name "Monchhichi" has been widely populariz... [2017.09.09]
  • Leading Bus Company Runs Solar Plants on Its Idle Property in Iwate Leading Bus Company Runs Solar Plants on Its Idle Property in Iwate Facilities limited to domestic manufacturers, focusing on 20-year operation Rokuhara Station on the Tohoku Main Line of East Japan Railway Co (JR East) is located in an inland area of Iwate Prefecture near the Kitakami River. Two mega- (large-scale) solar power plants were bu... [2017.09.06]
  • 1.36MW Solar Plant Shares Sunshine With Pasture 1.36MW Solar Plant Shares Sunshine With Pasture Shizen Energy develops plant using 72-cell solar panels Echizenhama in Nishikan-ku, Niigata City, faces Sadogashima Island across the sea. Echizenhama, a beautiful white sand beach, is crowded in summer. The dunes in the surrounding area have been develope... [2017.08.28]
  • NHK Builds 2MW Solar Plant, Cuts CO2 Emissions at Its Broadcast Station NHK Builds 2MW Solar Plant, Cuts CO2 Emissions at Its Broadcast Station As you drive 50km from central Tokyo through an area filled with logistics warehouses and roughly 20 minutes from JR Kuki Station, tall towers standing out from their surroundings will come into view ... [2017.08.21]
  • 21MW Solar Plant to Be Built on Land Cleared by Large Dump Trucks 21MW Solar Plant to Be Built on Land Cleared by Large Dump Trucks Foundations changed in consideration of rocky ground, slopes The "Saga Ouchi Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 21MW, is being constructed in the mountains of Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan. [2017.08.17]
  • GPS Used to Monitor Side Slope Behavior at Solar Plant GPS Used to Monitor Side Slope Behavior at Solar Plant Disaster response, environmental education in collaboration with municipality Hills and highlands spread across Oishi District of Otsu City to the south of Lake Biwa, Shiga Prefecture. The "Otsu Clean Center Waste Disposal Site" is located in the mountains of this area. [2017.08.05]
  • 24.5MW Solar Plant Employs New Measure Against Crows 24.5MW Solar Plant Employs New Measure Against Crows The "Hyuga Hichiya Solar Power Plant," a mega (large-scale) solar power plant featuring an output of about 24.5MW, is on a hill that extends from Hyuga City to Kadokawa Town in Higashi Usuki-gun in th... [2017.08.01]