Shizen Energy Completes 1.8MW Solar Plant in Hokkaido

2016/10/27 10:32
Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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The 1.8MW solar power plant in Nanae-cho (source: Shizen Energy)

Shizen Energy Inc announced Sept 14, 2016, that it has completed a 1.8MW solar power plant in Nanae-cho, Hokkaido, Japan, and started commercial operation.

For the plant, about 1.8MW of solar panels were installed by using about 36,000m2 of idled land. It is expected to generate about 1,910,000kWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 600 households, per year. Electricity generated at the plant will be sold to Hokkaido Electric Power Co Inc (HEPCO) by using the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme.

As a measure against snow cover, the height of the lowest part of each panel was set at 1.3m. And the angle of each panel is 30°. Juwi Shizen Energy Operation Inc provides O&M (operation and maintenance) services for the plant.