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  • 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]
  • 'Single-tube Pipes' Used to Secure Strength of Solar Mounting System 'Single-tube Pipes' Used to Secure Strength of Solar Mounting System Middle-sized solar plant realizes sufficient profitability As you drive west about one hour from the urban area of Hakodate City, Hokkaido, and pass through mountains on Esan Kokudo (National Road 278), solar panels that are orderly arrayed will come into vie... [2017.07.22]
  • 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]