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  • 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]
  • State of 2-year-old Wooden Solar Mounting Systems in Hyogo State of 2-year-old Wooden Solar Mounting Systems in Hyogo No problems, but difference is observed in aging changes Harima Science Garden City is located on a hill of the Harima District in the west of Hyogo Prefecture. There are three solar power plants in Harima Science Garden City. [2017.01.24]
  • Secret Oasis for PV Generation in Hokuriku Region Secret Oasis for PV Generation in Hokuriku Region Dust control net keeps sand from blowing over neighborhood farmland The "Chirihama Nagisa Driveway," the only road where you can enjoy driving a car on a sandy beach in Japan, is located in Hodatsushimizucho, almost in the heart of Ishikawa Prefecture. On holidays, th... [2017.01.16]
  • 13MW Solar Plant Built in Former Gravel Pit After Court Case 13MW Solar Plant Built in Former Gravel Pit After Court Case Project taken over from SunEdison by BCPG of Thailand The height of Mt. Chokai, which straddles the border of Yamagata and Akita prefectures, exceeds 2,200m. It is also called Dewa Fuji for its beautiful appearance when it is covered in snow. [2017.01.11]
  • 'By-hand Maintenance' Boosts Capacity Factor at 1.6MW Solar Plant 'By-hand Maintenance' Boosts Capacity Factor at 1.6MW Solar Plant When it comes to lakes in Aomori Prefecture, many would think of picturesque Lake Towada. However, the largest lake in the prefecture is, in fact, Lake Ogawara. [2016.12.27]
  • Mitsubishi Research Institute Handles Asset Management of 14.5MW Solar Plant Mitsubishi Research Institute Handles Asset Management of 14.5MW Solar Plant With aim of building power plant loved by local people Taka Town in Hyogo Prefecture is located about a one-hour drive to the north from JR Himeji Station. The town is called an annex to Banshu (the old name for part of Hyogo Prefecture) and is known for ... [2016.12.19]
  • Renewable Energy Promotion Act Facilitates Mega Solar Development in Iwate Renewable Energy Promotion Act Facilitates Mega Solar Development in Iwate 1st project run by Chinese firm, 100MW-class project being planned The "SSJ Karumai Nishiyama Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 2MW, is located in the mountains of Karumaimachi in the northernmost area of Iwate Prefec... [2016.12.13]
  • Cutting-edge Technologies Adopted for Solar Plant in Okayama Cutting-edge Technologies Adopted for Solar Plant in Okayama 42MW-output plant on former golf course, aluminum cable used Mimasaka City in the northeast of Okayama Prefecture is known as the birthplace of renowned swordsman Musashi Miyamoto. Near his former house, where he was born, you can find "Miyamoto Musashi Station... [2016.12.05]
  • Japanese Maker's Float Employed for 2MW Floating Solar Plant in Hyogo Japanese Maker's Float Employed for 2MW Floating Solar Plant in Hyogo Aluminum mounting systems attached to resin floats A number of ponds are located next to one another in the rice field areas in Kato City in central Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. They are all agricultural reservoirs that supply water to rice paddies in the... [2016.12.02]