NTT Facilities to Construct 3.3MW Solar Plant by Using '3rd Party Ownership' Scheme

2019/10/11 15:28
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer
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A rendered image of the F Green Iwaki Solar Power Plant (source: NTT Facilities)

NTT Facilities Inc announced Oct 8, 2019, that it will build a mega (large-scale) solar power plant on the premises of a factory of Daiichi Sankyo Chemical Pharma Co Ltd (Chuo-ku, Tokyo) by using the "third party ownership" scheme and supply electricity generated at the plant to the factory.

NTT Facilities provides the service of supplying renewable energy including such on-site-type solar power plants, calling it "F Green Power." This time, the company concluded an "F Green Power" contract with Daiichi Sankyo Chemical Pharma.

By renting idled land on the premises of Daiichi Sankyo Chemical Pharma's Onahama Factory (Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture), "F Green Iwaki Solar Power Plant" will be built, and electricity generated at the plant will be consumed in the factory. The output of the solar power generation facilities is 3.3MW, and they are expected to generate about 41,550,000MWh of electricity per year.

As a result, it will become possible to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions by about 20% per year. Surplus electricity will be transferred to a power grid, and NTT Facilities will receive it. NTT Facilities has not yet decided the manufacturer of solar panel or PV inverter or when to start construction of the plant. The plant is scheduled to be completed in fiscal 2020.

The F Green Power service provides not only the on-site-type service but also an off-site-type service that supplies power from various renewable energy-based power sources including its power plants via general power transmission/distribution networks.