Kyocera and partners announce groundbreaking of a 92 MW solar PV plant in Japan

Rendering of the Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills PV plant
Rendering of the Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills PV plant

Kyocera Corporation (Kyoto, Japan), K.K. GAIA POWER, Kyudenko Corporation and Tokyo Century Corporation on April 27th, 2017 announced that Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills LLC, a solar photovoltaic (PV) power operating company jointly established by the four companies, has launched construction of a 92 MW solar power plant.

Located on a site stretching across Kanoya City and Osaki Town in Kagoshima Prefecture, the PV project will become one of the largest solar installations in the Kyushu region of Japan spanning across approximately 494 acres (2,000,000m2), making it almost the same size as the country Monaco.

A ceremony was held on April 27 to commemorate the plant’s groundbreaking.

The site plan will accommodate 340,740 Kyocera solar PV modules and is expected to generate roughly 99,230 MWh of solar power annually - enough electricity to power approximately 33,370 typical households.

Under the agreement, Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills LLC will operate the business, and a consortium established by Kyudenko and Gaia Power is undertaking the design, construction and maintenance of the solar installation. Kyocera is supplying its high-efficiency solar modules and Tokyo Century is responsible for the finance arrangement.

Approximately 35 billion yen (approx. USD315 million) in investment is planned for the PV project, with a goal to begin operations in January 2020.







2017-04-28 Courtesy: Kyocera Corporation; Image: Business Wire | © Heindl Server GmbH


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