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Thai Oil Company Builds 13MW Solar Plant in Akita

2016/09/07 11:00
Shinichi Kato, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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The 13MW solar power plant (source: BCPG Japan)
The ceremony to celebrate the completion of the plant (source: BCPG Japan)

BCPG Japan Corp announced Aug 5, 2016, that it has completed the construction of a solar power plant with an output of about 13MW in Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture, Japan.

BCPG Japan is a Japanese subsidiary of Bangchak Petroleum PLC, which is an oil-related company based in Thailand, and develops renewable energies. It is BCPG Japan's fifth solar power plant in operation. The total output of its five solar power plants is about 26MW.

Daiwa House Industry Co Ltd provided engineering and construction services for the plant. The solar panel and PV inverter employed for the plant are products of Trina Solar Ltd and Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC), respectively.