Hokkaido Railway to Build 1.4MW Solar Plant in Former Rail Yard

2019/09/07 21:00
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer
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A rendered image of the solar power plant built on the site of a former rail yard (source: Hokkaido Railway)

Hokkaido Railway Co announced July 11, 2019, that it will build a solar power plant with an output of 1.4MW on the site of a former rail yard in Iwamizawa City, Hokkaido, Japan.

The construction of the plant started in June 2019. It is scheduled to be completed in December 2019 and start operation in the spring of 2020.

The plant is expected to generate 2,134,011kWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 481 households, per year. All the electricity generated will be sold to Hokkaido Electric Power Co Inc (HEPCO) at a price of ¥18/kWh based on the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme.