Orix Golf Management Corp (OGM based in Minato-ku, Tokyo) announced that a mega (large-scale) solar power plant has been completed on the premises of its golf course Nov 15, 2017, and started to sell electricity.
The golf course is "Izumo Oyashiro Country Club" (Izumo Oyashiro CC) and located in Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. It is the largest-scale solar power plant run by OGM.
The plant was built by using "Hanakura Course" (nine holes), whose commercial operation ended at the end of November 2015. The construction of the plant started in July 2016. On about 565,700m2 of land, 50,688 solar panels were installed, realizing a maximum output of 13.685MW. The plant is expected to generate about 14,150,000kWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 3,930 households, per year.
The solar panel and PV inverter employed for the plant are products of Kyocera Corp and Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC), respectively. Nippon Comsys Corp provided construction service, and Orix Facilities Corp is responsible for maintenance. All the electricity generated at the plant is sold to The Chugoku Electric Power Co Inc.
OGM runs a solar power generation business for selling electricity. And Izumo Oyashiro CC is the fourth golf course where it has installed a solar power plant, after Deer Lake Country Club (Kanuma City, Tochigi Prefecture), Hira Golf Club (Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture) and Fuji OGM Excellent Club Isefutami Course (Ise City, Mie Prefecture). The total amount of electricity generated by the four plants is expected to be 18,170,000kWh, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 5,050 households, per year.