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Sanko Real Estate Completes 696kW Solar Plant in Mie

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

2016/11/24 10:35
Shinichi Kato, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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A solar power plant that Sanko Real Estate started to operate in the past (source: Nikkei BP)

Sanko Real Estate Co Ltd announced Nov 15, 2016, that a solar power plant with an output of about 696.96kW has been completed in Taki-cho, Mie Prefecture, Japan.

Sanko Real Estate (Tsu City, Mie Prefecture) is an operational company of Mie Kotsu Group Holdings Inc. The plant, "Taki Solar Daini Power Plant," is the 19th solar power plant that the company has started to operate. The total capacity of the company's solar power plants in operation became about 42MW.

The plant was built on about 0.7ha of former farmland in Shimoizue, Taki-cho, Taki-gun. Sanko Real Estate rented the land after its owner converted the land category.

The plant is expected to generate about 854,700kWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 230 households, per year. Electricity generated the plant is sold at a price of ¥32/kWh (excluding tax).

Obayashi Road Hayamizu Specific Construction JV, a joint venture between Obayashi Road Corp and Hayamizu Co Ltd (Kobe City), provided EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) services.

The solar panel and PV inverter employed for the plant are products of Solar Frontier KK and Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC), respectively.