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Tamagawa Holdings Completes 5.3MW Solar Plant in Nagasaki

SunPower's solar panel, TMEIC's PV inverter

2018/04/20 22:42
Shinichi Kato, Nikkei BP Intelligence Group, CleanTech Labo
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Green weeds are seen on and near stone walls in the middle of the left slope. (source: Nikkei BP)
The ceremony to celebrate the completion of the plant (source: Nikkei BP)
The president of GP Energy 2 (source: Nikkei BP)

Tamagawa Holdings Co Ltd had a ceremony to celebrate the completion of a solar power plant with an output of about 5.3MW in Fukue-jima (island) of the Goto Islands, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, April 18, 2018.

Fukue-jima is the largest island of the Goto Islands and located at the southwest end of the islands.

The mega (large-scale) solar power plant, "Koujindake Solar Power Plant," started to sell electricity to Kyushu Electric Power Co Inc March 30, 2018. It is Tamagawa Holdings' first solar power plant that is connected to an extra-high voltage power transmission line.

Tamagawa Holdings has already applied for a permit to increase the total capacity of solar panels by 500kW with Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and will start to install the panels in the future. After the addition of the panels, the capacity will be about 5.8MW while the total output of PV inverters is about 5MW.

The power producer of the plant is GP Energy 2 Co Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tamagawa Holdings.

The plant will be built on land owned by the Goto family, which has governed Fukue-jima since long ago. And facilities of the family were located on the land in the Edo period. Tamagawa Holdings rented the land from the 35th head of the family and set up the solar power generation facilities.