74MW Solar Plant to be Built in Fukushima

2019/12/07 14:18
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer
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A rendered image of the Shirakawa Solar Park (source: JRE)

Shirakawa Solar Park started to build a solar power plant with an output of 73.892MW in Shirakawa City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, and had a ground-breaking ceremony Oct 15, 2019.

Shirakawa Solar Park is a joint venture of Japan Renewable Energy Corp (JRE, Minato-ku, Tokyo), Fukushima Mirai (general incorporated foundation based in Fukushima City) and Shinobuyama Fukushima Denryoku (Fukushima City).

In the project, 184,730 solar panels will be set up in about 128ha of unused land in Taishin District, Shirakawa City. The plant, "Shirakawa Solar Park," is expected to generate about 79,700,000kWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 18,120 households, per year, eliminating about 41,510t of CO2.