Ichigo Starts Up 43MW Solar Plant in Gunma

2017/12/16 12:53
Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP Intelligence Group, CleanTech Institute
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The 43.34MW solar power plant (source: Nikkei BP)
The ceremony to celebrate the completion of the plant (source: Nikkei BP)

Ichigo Inc had a ceremony to celebrate the completion of a solar power plant with an output of about 43.34MW in Showa-mura, Tonegun, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, Oct 11, 2017.

The plant was set up on about 854,340m2 of land. It transmits 30MW of electricity to a power grid.

For the plant, 166,716 solar panels (output: 260W each) manufactured by Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd were set up. Hitachi Ltd provided EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) services.

The plant is expected to generate about 55,427MWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 15,300 households, per year. The FIT tariff set for the plant is ¥36/kWh.