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JR-East Developing 30MW Solar Plant in Fukushima

2016/11/26 14:28
Shinichi Kato, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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An aerial image of the construction site (source: Nikkei BP)

JR-East Energy Development Co Ltd announced the details of a solar power plant (output: about 30MW) being developed in Tomioka-machi, Futaba-gun, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

The construction of the plant started in June 2016, and the plant is scheduled to start selling electricity in December 2017. The total output of solar panels installed at the plant will be 30MW while that of PV inverters will be 19.8MW.

The plant is expected to generate about 33,000MWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 9,100 households, per year.