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  • Golf Course Management Knowhow Utilized for Mega Solar Plant in Fukushima Golf Course Management Knowhow Utilized for Mega Solar Plant in Fukushima The "Mori Trust Energy Park Izumizaki," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a total output of 10MW, started full-fledged operation in May 2018, on a former golf course in Izumizakimura, Nishi... [2018.06.19]
  • 235MW Solar Plant Begins Test Operation in Okayama 235MW Solar Plant Begins Test Operation in Okayama 900,000 solar panels set up on former salt farm Setouchi City in the southeast of Okayama Prefecture was created by merging Okucho, Ushimadocho and Osafunecho in November 2004. Roughly 2,000 olive trees grow in "Ushimado Olive Garden" in the city, ... [2018.06.11]
  • Extra-high-voltage Solar Projects Launched in Series in Mie Extra-high-voltage Solar Projects Launched in Series in Mie Two mega- (large-scale) solar power plants connected with extra-high-voltage grids started commercial operation in Shima City, Mie Prefecture, Japan, in 2017. Their output is about 13MW and 14MW, resp... [2018.06.05]
  • 'Project Finance' Structured for Fukushima's Largest Solar Plant 'Project Finance' Structured for Fukushima's Largest Solar Plant Fire insurance with 'earthquake special contract' signed by limiting expected damage Kashima-ku in northern Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture, is one of the areas that were severely hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake March 11, 2011. Because of the tsunami of over 9m that follo... [2018.05.29]
  • Consideration Given to Historic Sites at Solar Plant in Former Castle Consideration Given to Historic Sites at Solar Plant in Former Castle Operation delayed 2 yrs, efforts unique to remote island In March 2018, the "Kojindake Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a solar panel capacity of about 5.3MW and a grid capacity of about 5MW, started operation on Fukuejima Is... [2018.05.22]
  • Rooftop Solar Plant Strengthens BCP Through Self-consumption of Power Rooftop Solar Plant Strengthens BCP Through Self-consumption of Power A brand-new five-story large-scale logistics building comes into view at a good location adjacent to the Wako-kita Exit of the Tokyo-Gaikan Expressway after a roughly 10-minute drive northward from Wa... [2018.05.15]
  • 1.6MW 'Self-consumption-type' Mega Solar Plant Combined With Wind Farm 1.6MW 'Self-consumption-type' Mega Solar Plant Combined With Wind Farm Operation begins at DIC Kashima Plant DIC Corp is a well-established chemical manufacturer that started business by producing and selling printing ink in 1908. The company changed its name from Dainippon Ink and Chemicals Inc to DIC Corp ... [2018.05.08]
  • Altitude of 1,400m Boosts Power Generation at 18MW Solar Plant in Nagano Altitude of 1,400m Boosts Power Generation at 18MW Solar Plant in Nagano Power sale supports farm business, replacement of old facilities Shirakaba Kogen (highland) in Kitasaku-gun, Nagano Prefecture, is known as a summer refuge owing to its mild climate. It is located at the west end of the Yatsugatake Mountains, and you can get there ... [2018.05.01]
  • Town Runs 14MW Solar Plant on Farmland in Fukushima Town Runs 14MW Solar Plant on Farmland in Fukushima 'GK-TK scheme' employed by local government Naraha-machi (town) in Fukushima Prefecture is located at the center of the Hamadori District, and the Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is located in the t... [2018.04.21]
  • 'Panel Flowers' Blossom at Mega Solar Plant in Miyazaki 'Panel Flowers' Blossom at Mega Solar Plant in Miyazaki Idea for panels to be set up on north-facing slopes in leisure park "Hayahinomine" is an 868m-high mountain in Kitakata-cho, Nobeoka City in northern Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. From its top can be seen the Sobo-Katamuki-Ookue mountain range and the Aso mountains. [2018.04.17]
  • Hiroshima's Largest Solar Plant Begins Operation in 'Foggy' City Hiroshima's Largest Solar Plant Begins Operation in 'Foggy' City In November 2017, the largest mega- (large-scale) solar power plant in Hiroshima Prefecture started operation in Miyoshi City. It is the "Ark Miyoshi Solar Power Plant" with an output of about 13MW co... [2018.04.11]
  • Snail Trails Found on Panels at 3MW Solar Plant in Yamanashi Snail Trails Found on Panels at 3MW Solar Plant in Yamanashi There is a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 3MW in the mountains of Uenohara City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. The plant was developed and is operated by "MDI-SB Solar Co... [2018.04.04]
  • Solar Power Combined With Japan's Largest Commercial Wind Farm in Fukuoka Solar Power Combined With Japan's Largest Commercial Wind Farm in Fukuoka With aim to establish 'offshore wind farm' base Hibikinada District in Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, is a vast landfill on the coast covering about 2,000ha. [2018.03.27]
  • Prefectural Mega Solar Plant Affected by Heavy Snow This Winter? Prefectural Mega Solar Plant Affected by Heavy Snow This Winter? Optimum array design results in more power generation than estimate even in snow In Japan, solar power plants have been developed more in areas with abundant sunshine such as the Pacific Ocean side. The Japan Sea side, where the weather is cloudier compared with the Pacific Ocean ... [2018.03.19]
  • 'Improved PV Carport' Set Up at Outlet Mall in Chiba 'Improved PV Carport' Set Up at Outlet Mall in Chiba 112 solar panels supported by 3 pile foundations Located a roughly 50-minute drive from Tokyo and about a 10-minute drive from Narita Airport, "Shisui Premium Outlets" in Shisui-machi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, boasts relatively good access among the... [2018.03.14]
  • Chinese Power Company Runs Solar Plant in Harmony With Local Community Chinese Power Company Runs Solar Plant in Harmony With Local Community Japan's largest solar sharing operation in Tsukuba City Following the implementation of the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, solar power plants have been increasingly constructed in the last few years in Sanda City, Hyogo Prefecture, partly because it has rela... [2018.03.06]
  • Floating Solar Plant Starts Operation on Reservoir in Saitama Floating Solar Plant Starts Operation on Reservoir in Saitama 'Renewable energy use' taken up by electronic component, material suppliers In December 2017, a solar power plant with an output of about 318kW started operation on "Onuma" reservoir in Ranzanmachi, Hiki-gun in central Saitama Prefecture, Japan. [2018.03.01]
  • Solar Plant Faces Reality of Output Control in Nagasaki Solar Plant Faces Reality of Output Control in Nagasaki Opportunity loss of 4 million yen due to output control in 2017 Iki is a remote island of Nagasaki Prefecture roughly 80km offshore in the Sea of Genkai to the northwest of Kyushu. The island stretches about 17km from north to south and 15km from west to east. Mos... [2018.02.20]
  • Farmland Transformed to 27MW Solar Plant, Consideration Given to Goshawks Farmland Transformed to 27MW Solar Plant, Consideration Given to Goshawks Mount Daisen (1,709m above sea level) in Tottori Prefecture, the highest mountain in the Chugoku region, is sometimes called Hokifuji, because of its appearance (like Mt. Fuji) and the former name of ... [2018.02.17]
  • Solar Plant Stretches for 1.5km Over River, Along Coast Solar Plant Stretches for 1.5km Over River, Along Coast Public, private sectors join hands to gather together 150 landowners Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture, faces the Sea of Enshu and extends for a long way from north to south, with the New Tomei Expressway, the Tokaido Shinkansen Line and the Tomei Expressway, and Rout... [2018.02.04]
  • Solar Plant Built by Redeveloping Land 5 Times Larger Than Panel Area Solar Plant Built by Redeveloping Land 5 Times Larger Than Panel Area Bowl-shaped site with falling rock prevention, greening, drainage measures Yuracho, Sumoto City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, is in the southeast part of Awaji Island. The "Yura Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 2.7MW, is on a hill alo... [2018.01.30]
  • 148MW Solar Plant Attracts Visitors Through 'Energy Tourism' 148MW Solar Plant Attracts Visitors Through 'Energy Tourism' 'Vastness' enjoyed from hill, panel failures discovered by drone On October 25, 2017, the "energy tourism" project's first monitor tour was conducted in Rokkasho-mura, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Just over 10 visitors from Aomori City and other places toured around a... [2018.01.21]
  • Flat, Snow-free Panels for Snowy Regions Adopted at Solar Plant in Hokkaido Flat, Snow-free Panels for Snowy Regions Adopted at Solar Plant in Hokkaido Monbetsu City in eastern Hokkaido faces the Sea of Okhotsk and is closed in by drift ice in winter. The "Happy Service Solar Shinsei Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an outpu... [2018.01.15]
  • Mega-solar Plant's O&M Increases Power Generation Utilizing Disabled People Mega-solar Plant's O&M Increases Power Generation Utilizing Disabled People Oirasecho, Aomori Prefecture, is located along the Oirase River, which starts at Lake Towada, and is blessed with abundant nature. Surrounded by Hachinohe, Misawa and Towada cities, the town is easily... [2018.01.10]
  • Farming Solar Plant Survives Earthquake in Kumamoto Farming Solar Plant Survives Earthquake in Kumamoto Robust system only slightly slides in massive earthquake A farming-style solar power plant with an output of about 900kW is located in a corner of an agricultural area in Kumamoto City. Solar panels were spaced apart from each other and set up on farmland, ... [2017.12.25]