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Takashima Begins Operation of 1.5MW Solar Plant in Hokkaido

Solar Frontier's solar panel, TMEIC's PV inverter

2018/01/24 14:39
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer
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"Tomakomai Mega Solar Power Plant" (source: Takashima)
The plant (source: Takashima)

Takashima Co Ltd announced Jan 19, 2018, that it has completed a 1.4982MW solar power plant in Tomakomai City, Hokkaido, Japan, and started power generation Jan 5, 2018.

Takashima (Yodogawa-ku, Osaka City), which provides construction and maintenance services for industrial solar power plants, installed 9,080 solar panels (output: 165W each) on 90,000m2 of unused land that was formerly mountain forest.

The mega (large-scale) solar power plant, "Tomakomai Mega Solar Power Plant," is expected to generate about 1,700,000kWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 320 households, per year. Electricity generated at the plant is sold at ¥27/kWh (excluding tax) based on the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme.

The solar panel and PV inverter employed for the plant are products of Solar Frontier KK and Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC), respectively. Takashima provided EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) and O&M (operation and maintenance) services.

Thus far, Takashima has constructed and maintained about 50MW of solar power plants in Japan. In Tomakomai City, the company opened its Hokkaido office in May 2017 and is providing construction and maintenance services mainly in Dounan Area.