1.1MW Solar Plant Set Up at Roadside Station in Tochigi

2016/09/27 03:42
Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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The solar power plant set up at the parking lot of the roadside station (source: Domannaka Tanuma)

A 1.1MW solar power plant was installed at a Michi-no-Eki (roadside station) in Yoshimizu-cho, Sano City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.

A roof was built over a parking lot (about 5,000m2) located to the north of the station, "Domannaka Tanuma," and solar panels were set up on the roof. The plant is used to sell electricity at normal times and as a shelter at the time of disaster.

Watanabe Densetsu YK provided EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) services. The solar panel and PV inverter employed for the plant are products of Canadian Solar Inc and Tabuchi Electric Co Ltd, respectively.