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Extra-high-voltage Solar Plant Operating on North-facing Slope (page 2)

Almost no weeds even after 2 yrs of operation

2019/06/12 13:34
Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP Intelligence Group, CleanTech Labo
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Panels set up in 22 separate areas

The plant's solar panel capacity is 14.42MW while its grid capacity is 10MW. The large-scale electric facility provided with an extra-high-voltage substation required comprehensive civil engineering and land reclamation; however, Hijidenki constructed it separately doing EPC services by itself and provides O&M services on its own after completion.

Solar panels manufactured by REC of Norway, PV inverters of Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC), combiner boxes made by Weidmuller Interface GmbH & Co KG of Germany and Nisso Pronity Co Ltd's foundations and mounting systems were adopted.

The Fujiwara Yurino Power Plant was constructed by transforming the hillside slopes into steps like terraced fields and arraying solar panels in the leveled areas. The plant largely consists of the south site and the north site with a panel capacity of 9.5MW and 4.9MW, respectively.

Panels were further separated into 11 blocks in each of the south and north sites. There was a major reason for the plant design, where the panels have been separated into so many blocks and the number of isolated blocks has increased (Fig. 2).

Fig. 2: Panoramic view of Hijidenki Solar Park Fujiwara Yurino Power Plant (source: Hijidenki)