Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd announced Aug 1, 2016, that it has built a 1.99MW solar power plant in Kashima City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, and started commercial operation.
Sharp Corp's solar panels were installed on about 33,300m2 of land owned by the company. The plant is expected to generate about 2,800,000kWh of electricity per year. Sumitomo Metal Mining sells electricity generated at the plant to TEPCO Energy Partner Inc by using the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme.
JFE Plant Engineering Co Ltd provided EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) services for the plant. Fuji Electric Co Ltd supplied PV inverters.