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7.8MW Solar Plant Begins Operation on Former Waste Disposal Site in Kumamoto

2018/01/16 03:23
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer
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The 7.773MW solar power plant in Shiohama-cho, Minamata City (source: Kyudenko)

A 7.773MW solar power plant started operation on a former final waste disposal site in Shiohama-cho, Minamata City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, Nov 16, 2017.

The power producer of the plant is Minamata Eternal Energy, which is an SPC (special purpose company) jointly invested in by Kyuko-Lease Inc (affiliated with the Orix group) and Kyudenko Corp.

The plant is expected to generate 8,700,000kWh of electricity in the first fiscal year, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 2,400 households. The solar panel and PV inverter employed for the plant are products of Kyocera Corp and Hitachi Ltd, respectively.