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SB Energy Starts Up 2.1MW Solar Plant in Mie

Jinko Solar's solar panel, TMEIC's PV inverter

2019/03/23 16:16
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer
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"Softbank Mie Shima Ago Solar Park" (source: SB Energy)

SB Energy Corp built a mega (large-scale) solar power plant in Shima City, Mie Prefecture, Japan, and started commercial operation of the plant March 19, 2019.

SB Energy (Minato-ku Tokyo) is a company that is affiliated with the Softbank group and runs a renewable energy-related business, etc.

The site of the plant, "Softbank Mie Shima Ago Solar Park," is unused farmland (its land category has already been changed) measuring about 28,000m2 (about 2.8ha). The total solar panel capacity and total PV inverter rated output of the plant are about 2.1MW and 1.75MW (1,000kW product x 1, 750kW product x 1), respectively.

The plant is expected to generate about 2,497,000kWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 693 households, per year.

The solar panel, PV inverter and mounting system employed for the plant are products of Jinko Solar Co Ltd, Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC) and Okuji Kensan Co Ltd, respectively. SB Energy used a separate ordering method for EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) services, and Xsol Co Ltd is responsible for O&M (operation and maintenance) services. The FIT tariff set for the plant is ¥32/kWh.

With the commercial operation of the new plant, SB Energy owns 37 renewable energy-based power plants in operation (36 solar power plants and one wind power plant), realizing a total output of 442.7MW.