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  • Rooftop Solar Plant Prevents Roof Damage From Typhoon (Part 1) Rooftop Solar Plant Prevents Roof Damage From Typhoon (Part 1) No power generation for 3 weeks due to heavy snow In Shiraicho, Kofu City, central Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with 4,354 solar panels equivalent to roughly 1MW of output is located on the rooftop of a warehou... [2019.05.21]
  • Full-time Output Control, EcoCute Employed to Boost Renewable Energy Ratio in Island Full-time Output Control, EcoCute Employed to Boost Renewable Energy Ratio in Island Urgent need for measures against corrosion of mounting systems Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, is located almost in the middle between the main island of Okinawa and Taiwan, roughly 2,000km from Tokyo and 300km from Naha. The 204.5km2 island is a litt... [2019.05.13]
  • Case of Buying Operating Solar Plants in Nagano Case of Buying Operating Solar Plants in Nagano Some agreements such as with local community, landlords not in documents The "EBH Chino Stadium Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a solar panel capacity of about 1.33MW and a PV inverter rated capacity of 1.26MW, is located in Chino City, Nagano Pr... [2019.05.02]
  • 1.9MW Solar Plant Goes Public on TSE Infrastructure Fund Market 1.9MW Solar Plant Goes Public on TSE Infrastructure Fund Market Wind, hydraulic power plants might be consolidated into operating assets On February 13, 2019, Enex Infrastructure Investment Corp (Minato-ku, Tokyo) went public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) Inc's infrastructure fund market. This investment company's operating assets ... [2019.04.23]
  • Solar Plant Flexibly Copes With Unexpected Yellow Sand, Lightening Strike Solar Plant Flexibly Copes With Unexpected Yellow Sand, Lightening Strike Smooth response to output control directives through remote-controlled PV inverters Kyokuto Kaihatsu Kogyo Co Ltd, a manufacturer of custom-designed vehicles such as dump trucks, tanker lorries and garbage trucks, has its Fukuoka Plant in the corner of an industrial park in Iizuka Ci... [2019.04.17]
  • PV System-equipped Logistics Facility Contributes to Local Community, Environment PV System-equipped Logistics Facility Contributes to Local Community, Environment A street called "Rikadai-dori" can be found as you turn left on prefectural road No 151 after driving about 2.5km from Kuki Station on the JR Tohoku Line and the Tobu Isezaki Line. However, Tokyo Univ... [2019.04.08]
  • 1.7MW Solar Plant Overcomes Snow Cover, Frost Heave in Aomori 1.7MW Solar Plant Overcomes Snow Cover, Frost Heave in Aomori Loss kept to minimum despite breakdown of PV inverter's cooling system The "Hachinohe Mega Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a solar panel capacity of approximately 1.7MW and a PV inverter rated capacity of 1.5MW, is located in the corner o... [2019.04.02]
  • City Forms Japan's Largest-class Local PPS Using Local Renewable Energy City Forms Japan's Largest-class Local PPS Using Local Renewable Energy From Minookicho in northern Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, on the coast of the Seto Inland Sea, Tomonoura, which is known as a scenic spot, and various-sized islands in the sea can be cle... [2019.03.25]
  • LED Lights Used Against Crows at 2MW Solar Plant in Shiga LED Lights Used Against Crows at 2MW Solar Plant in Shiga "Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel" is a resort hotel located near the south end of Lake Biwa in northern Moriyama City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The lakeside hotel attracts people with the beautiful reflectio... [2019.03.18]
  • 'Airport Mega-solar' Constructed on 25-degree Slopes 'Airport Mega-solar' Constructed on 25-degree Slopes Color, design arranged in consideration of landscape Shirahamacho, in northern Wakayama Prefecture, where forest accounts for about 80% of the entire area, is the transportation and tourist core of the Kii Peninsula, which is blessed with abundant natur... [2019.03.12]
  • No Solar Facilities Damaged in Flood After Typhoon No Solar Facilities Damaged in Flood After Typhoon 6 years of 'asphalted mega solar plant' The "Shoken Ishibe Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 1.81MW in Konan City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, and the "Shoken Kashiwabara Solar Power Plant" wit... [2019.03.04]
  • Niigata Prefecture's Largest-scale Solar Plant Begins Operation Niigata Prefecture's Largest-scale Solar Plant Begins Operation Pile foundations driven 3m into sandy ground Yotsugoya District in Nishi-ku, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, is located at the northern base of the Yahiko Mountains that look over the Sea of Japan. [2019.02.26]
  • Power Generation Increases Over 6 Years at 'Asphalted Mega Solar Plant' Power Generation Increases Over 6 Years at 'Asphalted Mega Solar Plant' No weeding required, panel cleaning contributes The "Shoken Ishibe Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 1.81MW, is located in an asphalt/concrete plant site in Ishibekita, Konan City, Shiga Prefecture,... [2019.02.20]
  • Local Gov't Starts Operating 30MW Solar Plant to Achieve '50% Renewable Energy' Local Gov't Starts Operating 30MW Solar Plant to Achieve '50% Renewable Energy' Aiming for '100%' through tsunami-affected area redevelopment On January 24, 2019, the completion ceremony of the "Minamisoma Haramachi Higashi Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with solar panel and grid capacities of 32.3MW and 24MW, r... [2019.02.10]
  • 1.9MW Solar Plant in Hokkaido Generates Most Power in Winter 1.9MW Solar Plant in Hokkaido Generates Most Power in Winter Finance secured despite unlimited, non-compensated output restriction The "PVNext EBH Urahoro Power Plant No. 1," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a solar panel capacity of about 1.95MW and a PV inverter capacity of 1.75MW, is located in Urahorocho, Tokachi-... [2019.02.05]
  • Local Firm Innovates O&M at Solar Plants Local Firm Innovates O&M at Solar Plants Okayama Prefecture, Japan, also known as "sunny country," boasts plenty of sunshine throughout the year and has developed into the area in Japan where the highest number of solar power plants have bee... [2019.01.29]
  • 2MW Rooftop Solar Plant Adopts Panasonic 'HIT' Heterojunction Panels 2MW Rooftop Solar Plant Adopts Panasonic 'HIT' Heterojunction Panels Soil contamination solution company expands into renewable energy business A total of 6,528 solar panels are arrayed on the roof of "LogiSquare Moriya," a large logistics facility in Moriya City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. [2019.01.21]
  • Gas Station Transforms Into Solar Plant, Aims for 'Easy' O&M Gas Station Transforms Into Solar Plant, Aims for 'Easy' O&M 1MW-output site entirely covered by weed-barrier sheets Ako City (Hyogo Prefecture, Japan) is related to the Ako Incident, the original event on which the joruri and kabuki performance "Genroku Chushingura" is based. On December 14, the Ako Gishi Festival,... [2019.01.14]
  • Mega Solar Plants Near Volcano Withstand Strong Typhoons Mega Solar Plants Near Volcano Withstand Strong Typhoons Large pieces of volcanic ash washed away by rain Hayatocho, Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, is located to the north of Mt Sakurajima across the sea. The "Dream Solar Kirishima Hayato I & II," mega- (large-scale) solar power plants, with... [2018.12.31]
  • 111MW Solar Plant Survives Major Earthquake, Restarts Operation in Hokkaido 111MW Solar Plant Survives Major Earthquake, Restarts Operation in Hokkaido Despite 'minimal' damage, 2 weeks required before reconnection with grid The earthquake with maximum intensity 7 on the Japanese scale that struck Hokkaido Sept 6, 2018, was named "Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake" as it was centered in the mid-eastern part of the Iburi r... [2018.12.25]
  • Volcanic Ash, Output Control, Panel Relocation in 54 Months at 1.8MW Solar Plant Volcanic Ash, Output Control, Panel Relocation in 54 Months at 1.8MW Solar Plant "Royal City Kirishima Myokendai" is a residential area with a spa in the mountains of Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Located about 200m above sea level on the hills which face the Kirish... [2018.12.17]
  • 235MW Solar Plant Begins Commercial Operation in Okayama 235MW Solar Plant Begins Commercial Operation in Okayama 'Safety, security' ensured by overcoming former salt farm's risk of submergence On October 1, 2018, the "Setouchi Kirei Solar Power Plant," which had been constructed on the former Kinkai Salt Farm, was completed and began commercial operation in Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture... [2018.12.11]
  • Okinawa's 1st Battery-equipped Mega Solar Plant Realized Without Subsidy Okinawa's 1st Battery-equipped Mega Solar Plant Realized Without Subsidy Integrated control of PV inverters limits drastic changes in output The completion ceremony for a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant built with a storage battery system took place in Nakijinson, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, Nov 9, 2018. [2018.12.04]
  • Children Study 'Future Power Generation' at Japan's Longest Mega Solar Plant Children Study 'Future Power Generation' at Japan's Longest Mega Solar Plant Sparx hosts 'Energy Summit for Children' in Chiba The "Keisei Skyliner" connects central Tokyo and Narita Airport in about 40 minutes. On the way to the airport from Takasago Station, for about 10 minutes, you will see numerous orderly arrayed solar ... [2018.11.26]
  • Railway Company's Solar Plant Struggles With Weeding Railway Company's Solar Plant Struggles With Weeding As you ride on the Joban Line of East Japan Railway Co (JR East), solar panels arrayed orderly come into view between Tomobe Station (Kasama City, Ibaraki Prefecture) and Uchihara Station (Mito City).... [2018.11.21]