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  • Cutting-edge 'Self-consumption Mega Solar Plant' Begins Operation Cutting-edge 'Self-consumption Mega Solar Plant' Begins Operation 20% renewable energy ratio with 'response control' Tatebayashi City of Gunma Prefecture, Japan, has long prospered as the castle-town of Tatebayashi Castle and is part of the Kanto Inland Industrial Zone with manufacturing thriving in the region as we... [2019.07.08]
  • 1.4MW Solar Plant in Toyama Directly Hit by Ferocious Winter Lightning 1.4MW Solar Plant in Toyama Directly Hit by Ferocious Winter Lightning Annual power sale affected by snow accumulation The "NiX Yatsuo Solar Power," a mega (large-scale) solar power plant with 1.416MW of output from solar panels and 1.26MW of output for grid connection, is in the mountains of Yatsuo Town in Toyama Cit... [2019.07.01]
  • 79MW Solar Plant Achieves Utilization Rate of 17.6% in Tohoku 79MW Solar Plant Achieves Utilization Rate of 17.6% in Tohoku 2x areal efficiency, 1.6x overloading by setting up more than 1MW per 1ha Located about 26km to the south of Sendai and facing the Pacific Ocean where the Kuroshio Current flows, Wataricho in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, is warm in winter and cool in summer. [2019.06.24]
  • Number of Sheep Increased to Boost Weeding Efficiency at Solar Plant Number of Sheep Increased to Boost Weeding Efficiency at Solar Plant Herbicide used proactively in areas with no sheep On May 29, 2019, at the "Nikke Machinaka Power Plant Akashi Tsuchiyama," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a total output of about 17MW in Inamicho, Kako-gun, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, the f... [2019.06.17]
  • Extra-high-voltage Solar Plant Operating on North-facing Slope Extra-high-voltage Solar Plant Operating on North-facing Slope Almost no weeds even after 2 yrs of operation Hijimachi in Oita Prefecture, Japan, is located on the coast of Beppu Bay in the southern Kunisaki Peninsula. As its name in Japanese indicates, a beautiful sunrise from Beppu Bay can be viewed from t... [2019.06.12]
  • Rooftop Solar Plant Suffers Air Bubbles in Panels, Bird Droppings (Part 2) Rooftop Solar Plant Suffers Air Bubbles in Panels, Bird Droppings (Part 2) Fan failure immediately fixed by manufacturer The "Kai-no-kuni Mega Solar Station" in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, is a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 1MW that utilizes the rooftop of a warehouse. [2019.06.03]
  • Solar Plant in National Park Entrusts EPC Services to Different Contractors Solar Plant in National Park Entrusts EPC Services to Different Contractors Drained rice fields converted into power plant, submergence prevented by filling Shima City in Mie Prefecture, Japan, where various-sized islands are scattered along a ria coast, is entirely included in Ise-Shima National Park. What is unique about this park is that it is mostly p... [2019.05.27]
  • Rooftop Solar Plant Prevents Roof Damage From Typhoon (Part 1) Rooftop Solar Plant Prevents Roof Damage From Typhoon (Part 1) No power generation for 3 weeks due to heavy snow In Shiraicho, Kofu City, central Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with 4,354 solar panels equivalent to roughly 1MW of output is located on the rooftop of a warehou... [2019.05.21]
  • Full-time Output Control, EcoCute Employed to Boost Renewable Energy Ratio in Island Full-time Output Control, EcoCute Employed to Boost Renewable Energy Ratio in Island Urgent need for measures against corrosion of mounting systems Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, is located almost in the middle between the main island of Okinawa and Taiwan, roughly 2,000km from Tokyo and 300km from Naha. The 204.5km2 island is a litt... [2019.05.13]
  • Case of Buying Operating Solar Plants in Nagano Case of Buying Operating Solar Plants in Nagano Some agreements such as with local community, landlords not in documents The "EBH Chino Stadium Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a solar panel capacity of about 1.33MW and a PV inverter rated capacity of 1.26MW, is located in Chino City, Nagano Pr... [2019.05.02]
  • 1.9MW Solar Plant Goes Public on TSE Infrastructure Fund Market 1.9MW Solar Plant Goes Public on TSE Infrastructure Fund Market Wind, hydraulic power plants might be consolidated into operating assets On February 13, 2019, Enex Infrastructure Investment Corp (Minato-ku, Tokyo) went public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) Inc's infrastructure fund market. This investment company's operating assets ... [2019.04.23]
  • Solar Plant Flexibly Copes With Unexpected Yellow Sand, Lightening Strike Solar Plant Flexibly Copes With Unexpected Yellow Sand, Lightening Strike Smooth response to output control directives through remote-controlled PV inverters Kyokuto Kaihatsu Kogyo Co Ltd, a manufacturer of custom-designed vehicles such as dump trucks, tanker lorries and garbage trucks, has its Fukuoka Plant in the corner of an industrial park in Iizuka Ci... [2019.04.17]
  • PV System-equipped Logistics Facility Contributes to Local Community, Environment PV System-equipped Logistics Facility Contributes to Local Community, Environment A street called "Rikadai-dori" can be found as you turn left on prefectural road No 151 after driving about 2.5km from Kuki Station on the JR Tohoku Line and the Tobu Isezaki Line. However, Tokyo Univ... [2019.04.08]
  • 1.7MW Solar Plant Overcomes Snow Cover, Frost Heave in Aomori 1.7MW Solar Plant Overcomes Snow Cover, Frost Heave in Aomori Loss kept to minimum despite breakdown of PV inverter's cooling system The "Hachinohe Mega Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a solar panel capacity of approximately 1.7MW and a PV inverter rated capacity of 1.5MW, is located in the corner o... [2019.04.02]
  • City Forms Japan's Largest-class Local PPS Using Local Renewable Energy City Forms Japan's Largest-class Local PPS Using Local Renewable Energy From Minookicho in northern Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, on the coast of the Seto Inland Sea, Tomonoura, which is known as a scenic spot, and various-sized islands in the sea can be cle... [2019.03.25]
  • LED Lights Used Against Crows at 2MW Solar Plant in Shiga LED Lights Used Against Crows at 2MW Solar Plant in Shiga "Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel" is a resort hotel located near the south end of Lake Biwa in northern Moriyama City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The lakeside hotel attracts people with the beautiful reflectio... [2019.03.18]
  • 'Airport Mega-solar' Constructed on 25-degree Slopes 'Airport Mega-solar' Constructed on 25-degree Slopes Color, design arranged in consideration of landscape Shirahamacho, in northern Wakayama Prefecture, where forest accounts for about 80% of the entire area, is the transportation and tourist core of the Kii Peninsula, which is blessed with abundant natur... [2019.03.12]
  • No Solar Facilities Damaged in Flood After Typhoon No Solar Facilities Damaged in Flood After Typhoon 6 years of 'asphalted mega solar plant' The "Shoken Ishibe Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 1.81MW in Konan City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, and the "Shoken Kashiwabara Solar Power Plant" wit... [2019.03.04]
  • Niigata Prefecture's Largest-scale Solar Plant Begins Operation Niigata Prefecture's Largest-scale Solar Plant Begins Operation Pile foundations driven 3m into sandy ground Yotsugoya District in Nishi-ku, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, is located at the northern base of the Yahiko Mountains that look over the Sea of Japan. [2019.02.26]
  • Power Generation Increases Over 6 Years at 'Asphalted Mega Solar Plant' Power Generation Increases Over 6 Years at 'Asphalted Mega Solar Plant' No weeding required, panel cleaning contributes The "Shoken Ishibe Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with an output of about 1.81MW, is located in an asphalt/concrete plant site in Ishibekita, Konan City, Shiga Prefecture,... [2019.02.20]
  • Local Gov't Starts Operating 30MW Solar Plant to Achieve '50% Renewable Energy' Local Gov't Starts Operating 30MW Solar Plant to Achieve '50% Renewable Energy' Aiming for '100%' through tsunami-affected area redevelopment On January 24, 2019, the completion ceremony of the "Minamisoma Haramachi Higashi Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with solar panel and grid capacities of 32.3MW and 24MW, r... [2019.02.10]
  • 1.9MW Solar Plant in Hokkaido Generates Most Power in Winter 1.9MW Solar Plant in Hokkaido Generates Most Power in Winter Finance secured despite unlimited, non-compensated output restriction The "PVNext EBH Urahoro Power Plant No. 1," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a solar panel capacity of about 1.95MW and a PV inverter capacity of 1.75MW, is located in Urahorocho, Tokachi-... [2019.02.05]
  • Local Firm Innovates O&M at Solar Plants Local Firm Innovates O&M at Solar Plants Okayama Prefecture, Japan, also known as "sunny country," boasts plenty of sunshine throughout the year and has developed into the area in Japan where the highest number of solar power plants have bee... [2019.01.29]
  • 2MW Rooftop Solar Plant Adopts Panasonic 'HIT' Heterojunction Panels 2MW Rooftop Solar Plant Adopts Panasonic 'HIT' Heterojunction Panels Soil contamination solution company expands into renewable energy business A total of 6,528 solar panels are arrayed on the roof of "LogiSquare Moriya," a large logistics facility in Moriya City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. [2019.01.21]
  • Gas Station Transforms Into Solar Plant, Aims for 'Easy' O&M Gas Station Transforms Into Solar Plant, Aims for 'Easy' O&M 1MW-output site entirely covered by weed-barrier sheets Ako City (Hyogo Prefecture, Japan) is related to the Ako Incident, the original event on which the joruri and kabuki performance "Genroku Chushingura" is based. On December 14, the Ako Gishi Festival,... [2019.01.14]