Comsys Begins to Build 5.8MW Solar Plant in Ibaraki

2014/03/06 18:03
Shinichi Kato, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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Comsys Holdings Corp started to construct a mega-solar (large-scale solar) power plant with an output power of about 5.859MW in Kitaibaraki City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

The company organized a ceremony to pray for safety in the construction of the plant Feb 26, 2014. It was also attended by people who are related to Seiko Holdings Corp, the owner of the construction site.

For the mega-solar power plant, "Kitaibaraki Solar Power Plant," Comsys Holdings will install 23,440 solar panels on the property of Shirakawa Estate K K, a subsidiary of Seiko Holdings. The site measures 121,000m2.

The total investment is ¥1.68 billion (approx US$16.4 million). The plant is scheduled to be completed in November 2014. The expected amount of electricity generated by the plant is about 6,000,000kWh per year.

The power producer is Comsys Create Corp, and Nippon Comsys Corp provides EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) and O&M (operation and maintenance) services. Comsys Holdings has not yet chosen a manufacturer to supply solar panels but has already employed Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp's (TMEIC) PV inverter and Nippon Comsys' mounting system.

Kitaibaraki Solar Power Plant will be the fourth mega-solar plant of Comsys Group. Thus far, the group started operations of Hitachiota Solar Power Plant (about 2.7MW, Hitachiota City, Ibaraki Prefecture), Showa Solar Power Plant (about 2.4MW, Showa-mura, Tone-gun, Gunma Prefecture) and Tsu Solar Power Plant (about 2.5MW, Tsu City, Mie Prefecture).