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11MW Solar Plant Built in Restricted Residential Area of Fukushima

2017/12/16 12:51
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer
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The 11.7MW solar power plant (source: NTT Facilities)

Okuma Energy LLC built a solar power plant with an output of about 11.7MW in Ogawara District, Okuma-machi, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, and started to sell electricity Oct 1, 2017.

Okuma Energy was jointly invested in by Fukushima Electric Power Co Ltd, the government of Okuma-machi (Fukushima Prefecture), NTT Facilities Inc and Kitashiba Electric Co Ltd.

On about 160,000m2 of former farmland that was designated as "restricted residential area" due to the accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, 37,044 solar panels were set up. The plant is expected to generate about 12,700MWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 3,500 households, per year.