Takara Leben Acquires 2 Solar Plants From Trina Solar

Bifacial solar panel, TMEIC's PV inverter adopted

2019/12/10 17:27
Shinichi Kato, Nikkei BP Intelligence Group, CleanTech Labo
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The planned construction site for the plant in Tottori Prefecture (source: Trina Solar Japan Energy)
The planned construction site for the plant in Miyagi Prefecture (source: Trina Solar Japan Energy)

Takara Leben Co Ltd, a major condominium developer, announced Dec 4, 2019, that it will develop two 14MW solar power plants to be connected to extra-high-voltage power transmission lines in Tottori and Miyagi prefectures, Japan.

Both of the mega (large-scale) solar power plants will be developed by Trina Solar Japan Energy Co Ltd (Minato-ku, Tokyo), which is a de facto wholly-owned subsidiary of Trina Solar Ltd (a major solar panel manufacturer based in China) and develops solar projects in Japan.

The FIT tariff set for the two plants is ¥24/kWh (excluding tax). Also, Trina Solar Japan Energy will provide EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) and O&M (operation and maintenance) services for them.

The solar panels and PV inverters employed for the plants are products of Trina Solar and Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC), respectively. For the project in Tottori Prefecture, a bifacial solar panel was adopted.

Takara Leben will develop the two projects by obtaining idled lands and concluding agreements with local governments with a focus on the establishment of a mutual trust with communities, the company said.

LS Tottori Daisen Power Plant
In Tottori Prefecture, "LS Tottori Daisen Power Plant (tentative name)" (output: about 14MW) will be built on the site of a former golf course (area: about 25ha) located at the foot of Daisen (mountain) and in Fukukane, Hoki-cho (town), Saihaku-gun, etc. It is expected to generate about 16,264MWh of electricity per year, and the amount of power sales is expected to be about ¥390,000,000 per year.

Takara Leben already obtained a permission to develop forestland from Tottori Prefecture and concluded a development agreement with Hoki-cho. It plans to start to sell electricity in April 2021.