Town, IDEC Start Up 10MW Solar Plant in Hyogo

2019/07/24 06:01
Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP Intelligence Group, CleanTech Labo & Sousuke Kudou, technical writer
The Sayo IDEC Hidetani Solar Power Plant (source: IDEC)

Sayo IDEC LLP, which is invested in by Sayo-cho (town in Hyogo Prefecture) and IDEC Corp, built a solar power plant with an output of 10MW and started power generation July 17, 2019.

IDEC is a company that deals with control devices, etc. For the mega (large-scale) solar power plant, "Sayo IDEC Hidetani Solar Power Plant," 33,720 solar panels were installed by effectively using a soil disposal site made in the project to recover from a flood disaster caused by a heavy rain in August 2009.

The plant is expected to generate 10,980,000kWh of electricity per year. All the electricity generated at the plant is sold to The Kansai Electric Power Co Inc (KEPCO) at a price of ¥24/kWh by using the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme.

The solar panel employed for the plant is a product of JA Solar Co Ltd. Also, the plant adopted "Solar Spec HPC1000-1," a product that combines Wave Energy Inc's transformer and Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp's (TMEIC) PV inverter. IDEC Systems and Controls Corp (Osaka City) provided EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) services for the plant.

In October 2014, Sayo IDEC LLP built "Sayo IDEC Mousuyama Solar Power Plant" (output: 5MW) using woody mounting systems, which are rare in Japan. The Sayo IDEC Hidetani Solar Power Plant is the company's second facility (Related article: 5MW Solar Plant Built With Wooden Mounting Systems).