Visit to Plant

  • '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]
  • Wind Power 'Combined' With Solar Power at Power Plant in Fukushima Wind Power 'Combined' With Solar Power at Power Plant in Fukushima 6.4MW wind power added using 10MW grid capacity for mega solar plant Iitatemura, Fukushima Prefecture, is a beautiful village blessed with rich nature in the highlands of the northern Abukuma Mountains. Forests account for about 75% of the village. Although the damage ... [2017.12.18]
  • 1.1MW Solar Plant Operates for 5 Yrs, Funded by Local Community 1.1MW Solar Plant Operates for 5 Yrs, Funded by Local Community Preventive maintenance carried out, PV inverters to be repaired as scheduled Mima City, located inland in Tokushima Prefecture, is an area with a traditional country landscape, of mountains, a river and flat vegetable fields. The city also has the Yoshino River and the prefect... [2017.12.14]
  • Solar Plant in Saitama Works as 'Bridge' Between Italy, Japan Solar Plant in Saitama Works as 'Bridge' Between Italy, Japan Renewable energy business' way of fulfilling 'social responsibility' After turning to the east from Route 140 about a 10-minute drive from Seibu Chichibu Station in Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture, orderly arrayed black solar panels will come into view beyond a resid... [2017.12.04]
  • Solar Plant in Nagasaki Conducts 'Preventive Maintenance' Over Past 5 Yrs Solar Plant in Nagasaki Conducts 'Preventive Maintenance' Over Past 5 Yrs Hiradojima is an island to the west of Matsuura Peninsula in northern Nagasaki Prefecture. The long, thin island stretching from the northeast to the southwest faces the East China Sea. It is relative... [2017.12.01]
  • Rooftop Solar Panels' Heat Barrier Effect Saves Energy Rooftop Solar Panels' Heat Barrier Effect Saves Energy Orix runs solar business selling power at 24 yen/kWh at PFU facility Unoke in Kahoku City, Ishikawa Prefecture, is located at the root of Noto Peninsula, about 30 minutes by JR Nanao Line from Kanazawa Station. In 1960, Unoke Electronics Industries was founded there by... [2017.11.20]
  • Solar Plant in Oita Coastal Industrial Zone Expands Using Former Golf Course Solar Plant in Oita Coastal Industrial Zone Expands Using Former Golf Course Panel distribution becomes difficult along with plant expansion Heavy chemical industries such as iron manufacturing and petrochemical complexes are concentrated in the Oita Coastal Industrial Zone to the east of Oita City, Oita Prefecture, Japan. [2017.11.14]
  • Sewage Plant Transformed Into Solar/biomass Power Plant Sewage Plant Transformed Into Solar/biomass Power Plant Fuel produced by fermenting sewage sludge, human waste, raw garbage The Nakajima Treatment Plant of Toyohashi City Waterworks and Sewerage Bureau is located about 4km to the southwest of JR Toyohashi Station, facing the mouth of the Yagyu River, with Mikawa Bay spread... [2017.11.08]
  • Lotus Plants, Solar Panels Together on Reservoir in Kagawa Prefecture Lotus Plants, Solar Panels Together on Reservoir in Kagawa Prefecture There are many reservoirs scattered across Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. Given there is relatively less rainfall in the prefecture, many reservoirs have been built through the ages and used primarily for ... [2017.10.29]
  • Solar Plant, Beach Roses Help Recovery From Disasters in Fukushima Solar Plant, Beach Roses Help Recovery From Disasters in Fukushima Local high school students manage 'Plant Garden' on adjacent land Houses and fields in the coastal area of Minamisoma City in Fukushima Prefecture were damaged by the tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. Minamisoma City purchased the dama... [2017.10.23]