Takara Leben to Build 12MW Solar Plant in Miyagi

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

2019/09/16 12:19
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer
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A mega solar plant that Takara Leben is operating in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture (source: Takara Leben)

Takara Leben Co Ltd will build a mega (large-scale) solar power plant in Matsushima-machi (town), Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

The company had a ground-breaking ceremony for the plant, "Matsushima Nemawari Solar Power Plant," Aug 23, 2019. The power producer of the plant is Green Mega Solar LLC, a special purpose company (SPC) wholly-owned by Takara Leben.

On about 380,000m2 of land, 35,000 solar panels will be set up. The plant is expected to have an output of about 12MW, and the amount of electricity generated at the plant is expected to be equivalent to the amount consumed by about 2,400 households per year. All the electricity generated at the plant will be sold to Tohoku-Electric Power Co Inc.

The FIT tariff set for the plant is ¥24/kWh. The plant is scheduled to be completed at the end of August 2020 and start operation in September 2020.

The solar panel and PV inverter employed for the plant are products of Trina Solar Ltd and Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC), respectively.

For the plant, Juwi Shizen Energy Inc provides EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) services, and Trina Solar Japan Energy Co Ltd is responsible for O&M (operation and maintenance) services.

Takara Leben is developing solar power plants. As of the end of March 2019, about 40 solar plants (total output: about 119MW) developed by the company (including plants that were sold) are in operation in Japan. Also, it established Takara Leben Infrastructure Fund Inc, an investment corporation targeted mainly at renewable energy-based power generation facilities, and had it listed on the Infrastructure Fund Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.