Kyudenko et al Begin Construction of 72MW Solar Plant in Mie

Canadian Solar's solar panel, TMEIC's PV inverter

2019/06/21 01:04
Shinichi Kato, Nikkei BP Intelligence Group, CleanTech Labo
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The ground-breaking ceremony (source: Kyudenko)
Three companies including Kyudenko took the initiative. (source: Kyudenko)

Kyudenko Corp and other companies started to build a solar power plant with an output of about 71.9MW in Mie Prefecture, Japan.

The mega (large-scale) solar power plant, "Miya River Watarai Solar Park Power Plant," will be the largest-scale solar power plant in the prefecture. The plant will be built on about 140ha of mountain forest located in Watarai-cho, Watarai-gun, Mie Prefecture.

The power producer of the plant is Miya River Watarai Solar Park LLC (Watarai-cho, Watarai-gun, Mie Prefecture), a special purpose company (SPC) that was established by Kyudenko, Tokyo Century Corp, Beltecno Energy Corp, which runs a renewable energy-based power generation business and is based in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, etc in July 2014.

The ground-breaking ceremony for the plant took place March 28, 2019, at the site. The plant is scheduled to be completed after four years (March 29, 2023) and start operation on the following day (March 30, 2023).

The plant is expected to generate about 80,000MWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 26,900 households, per year. Electricity generated at the plant will be sold to Chubu Electric Power Co Inc at a price of ¥40/kWh (excluding tax) based on the feed-in tariff (FIT) policy.

Kyudenko provides EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) services for the plant. The solar panel and PV inverter employed for the plant are products of Canadian Solar Inc and Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC), respectively.