Daiichi Jitsugyo Starts Up 1MW Solar Plant in Nagano

2014/04/22 17:32
Shinichi Kato, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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Daiichi Jitsugyo Co Ltd announced that it started operation of a mega (large-scale) solar power plant with an output capacity of about 1MW in Iida City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, March 28, 2014.

Daiichi Jitsugyo is a general trading company dealing with machinery. For the construction of the plant, "Daiichi Jitsugyo Iida Solar Power Plant," the company rented 14,601m2 of land in Kawaji Distric, Iida City, from the government of the city. And it installed 3,990 solar panels manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric Corp and Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp's (TMEIC) PV inverters.

Daiichi Jitsugyo expects that the plant will generate about 1,100,000kWh of electricity per year, which is equivalent to the amount of electricity consumed by about 300 normal households.

Daiichi Jitsugyo Iida Solar Power Plant is the second mega solar power plant that the company has started to operate. Its first mega solar power plant is Daiichi Jitsugyo Kasama Solar Power Plant, whose output capacity is about 1.5MW, in Kasama City, Ibaraki Prefecture.