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  • Prompt Action Taken After 'Blackout' at Solar Plants in Hokkaido Prompt Action Taken After 'Blackout' at Solar Plants in Hokkaido Grid connection restored within 1 week after intensity upper 6 earthquake The "Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake," with a maximum seismic intensity of 7, which struck Hokkaido in September 2018, killed over 40 people and destroyed or partially damaged more than 10,000 house... [2020.01.19]
  • Taiyo HD Achieves '100% Solar-powered' Production With Floating Plants Taiyo HD Achieves '100% Solar-powered' Production With Floating Plants In September 2019, "Mimayaike Floating Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a solar panel capacity of about: 2.8485MW and a grid capacity of 1.99MW, began operation on "Mim... [2020.01.17]
  • 10MW Solar Plant Run by Town Through LLP 10MW Solar Plant Run by Town Through LLP Mounting systems made of Japanese cypress The town of Sayocho in southwest Hyogo Prefecture was a key transport hub where the Izumo-kaido Road meets the Inba-kaido Road, and it prospered as the largest post station on the Inaba-kaido Road dur... [2019.12.28]
  • 13 Sheep Eat Weeds at 2 Solar Plants in Kumamoto 13 Sheep Eat Weeds at 2 Solar Plants in Kumamoto Drainage measure added for exposed soil with no grass Mt. Aso rises 1,592m above sea level and has a huge caldera. The "Aso Namino Solar Energy Farm," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a solar panel capacity of about 1.911MW and a grid capacit... [2019.12.23]
  • 175MW Solar Plant Under Construction Along River in Hokkaido 175MW Solar Plant Under Construction Along River in Hokkaido With storage battery for easing short-term output fluctuations The town of Abiracho in southwest Hokkaido is well-known for breeding thoroughbred racehorses such as the legendary Deep Impact. It is also famous for dairy farming, with Japan's first full-fledged ch... [2019.12.14]
  • Large PV Inverters Set Up Above Reservoir at Floating Solar Plant in Kagawa Large PV Inverters Set Up Above Reservoir at Floating Solar Plant in Kagawa Reliable domestic products used, business performance ensured even at 18 yen/kWh A total of 9,408 solar panels are floating on the water surface of "Meimaike," a reservoir in Mikicho, Kita-gun, near Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. [2019.12.11]
  • 5 Yrs of Operation of 8MW Solar Plant in Okinawa 5 Yrs of Operation of 8MW Solar Plant in Okinawa Measures against strong winds of typhoons Nago City in the north of Okinawa's main island faces the coast to both the west and east and has the largest area among the cities, towns and villages in Okinawa's main island. It is the primary city... [2019.12.03]
  • Nutrias Bite Cables, Cause Short Circuit at Floating Solar Plant Nutrias Bite Cables, Cause Short Circuit at Floating Solar Plant Upswing in power generation, combiner boxes set up on ground Solar panels are floating on all three reservoirs aligned next to each other in a rice-producing area of Kato City in the center of Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The three reservoirs are called, from north... [2019.11.26]
  • Japan's Largest Battery-equipped Solar Plant Almost Completed in Hokkaido Japan's Largest Battery-equipped Solar Plant Almost Completed in Hokkaido 102MW of panels, 52MW storage battery set up on former ranch "What is the only city, town or village that faces both the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan?" The answer to this question, which is likely to be asked in a quiz show, is Yakumocho, Hokkaido, Japan. [2019.11.19]
  • Solar Plant Built Through Japan's 1st 'Recruiting Process' Solar Plant Built Through Japan's 1st 'Recruiting Process' Frequent lightning interrupts remote monitoring Showa Village, on a plateau, near the foot of Mt. Akagi, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, is known for its cabbage, konjac and other vegetable cultivation. The "Sun-Farm Sennennomori (Showa Village Solar Powe... [2019.11.11]
  • 24MW Solar Plant Overcomes Barriers of 'Farmland,' 'Output Fluctuation' 24MW Solar Plant Overcomes Barriers of 'Farmland,' 'Output Fluctuation' The town of Shiriuchicho in the southwest of Oshima Peninsula, Hokkaido, Japan, across which spreads flat land, faces the Tsugaru Strait to the east and mountains in the other three directions. [2019.11.06]
  • Riverside Solar Plant Facilities Survive Flood of River Riverside Solar Plant Facilities Survive Flood of River Remote monitoring of PV inverters added after automatic recovery failure The "Daiko Mibu Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a solar panel capacity of 2.43MW and a grid capacity of 1.99MW, is located beside the Omoigawa River in Mibumachi, Toch... [2019.10.29]
  • Public-private Solar Plant Energizes Agriculture in Kumamoto Public-private Solar Plant Energizes Agriculture in Kumamoto Koshi City in northern Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, has recently seen a population increase after a new urban area was developed as a commuter suburb of Kumamoto City. The area also boasts agriculture ... [2019.10.22]
  • Solar Plant in Togane City Day After Being Struck by Typhoon Solar Plant in Togane City Day After Being Struck by Typhoon Cedar trees cut down in advance On September 9, 2019, Typhoon No. 15 hit and passed through Chiba Prefecture, Japan. This was the strongest-class typhoon in history among those to have struck the Kanto region. [2019.10.17]
  • Cost Lowered, Efficiency Boosted by Using 'DC 1,500V' at 71MW Solar Plant Cost Lowered, Efficiency Boosted by Using 'DC 1,500V' at 71MW Solar Plant First Solar responsible for development, operation, maintenance Hodatsushimizucho (town) at the base of the Noto Peninsula in the middle of Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, is home to "Mount Hodatsu" (637m above sea level), the highest mountain in the Noto region, as w... [2019.10.06]
  • 2.3MW Solar Plant Withstands Heavy Snow but Panels Broken With 'Clams' 2.3MW Solar Plant Withstands Heavy Snow but Panels Broken With 'Clams' Clover found effective against earth erosion, rainwater, but ineffective against weeds The "Exeo Matsue Solar Farm," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a solar panel capacity of about 2.3MW and a PV inverter capacity of 1.99MW, is located in the mountains on the way to Lake Na... [2019.09.30]
  • Solar Panels of 30 Manufacturers Arrayed at Solar Plant in Fukushima Solar Panels of 30 Manufacturers Arrayed at Solar Plant in Fukushima Fukushima Airport is Fukushima Prefecture's gateway to the sky and also known as "Ultraman" airport. As the airport is located in Sukagawa City, where the creator of Ultraman, the hero of a Japanese T... [2019.09.24]
  • Power Producer Donates Park to Town, Wins Trust of Local Community Power Producer Donates Park to Town, Wins Trust of Local Community On August 23, 2019, the presentation ceremony of "Daisen Canadian Garden," a park which is expected to be a place for local people to relax, took place in Daisencho, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. [2019.09.16]
  • 'Solar Plant on Slope' Starts Operation in Hilly Town 'Solar Plant on Slope' Starts Operation in Hilly Town Net put up along maintenance road for safety Gonohemachi in southern Aomori Prefecture, Japan, is about a 30-minute drive from JR Hachinohe Station. It is a farming village with a population of about 17,000 people where farming is thriving in th... [2019.09.09]
  • Chain Production Protected by Rooftop PV System for Self-consumption Chain Production Protected by Rooftop PV System for Self-consumption No additional power contract despite new factory building operation Tsubakimoto Chain Co, an automobile component manufacturer, has its Saitama Factory in Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. [2019.09.04]
  • Solar Plant in Kyoto Recovers From Typhoon Disaster Solar Plant in Kyoto Recovers From Typhoon Disaster Cover plant reduces weeding frequency to once a year Osaka Izumi Co-operative Society based in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, is one of Japan's largest citizen's co-operative societies with a membership of about 526,000 households (as of the end o... [2019.08.26]
  • Solar Plant on Former Eel Farm Avoids Floods But Suffers From Weeds Solar Plant on Former Eel Farm Avoids Floods But Suffers From Weeds Weeding implemented in line with local events, vehicle-type weed cutter utilized The "Tsu Kurimamachiya Mega Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a solar panel capacity of 4.5408MW and a PV inverter capacity of 3.58MW, is located along a river near Ise ... [2019.08.16]
  • 5 Types of Weed Control Sheets Being Tested for 3 Years at Solar Plant 5 Types of Weed Control Sheets Being Tested for 3 Years at Solar Plant The town of Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, is one of the municipalities in which the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is located, and all of the residents were ordered to evacuate from ... [2019.08.05]
  • Solar Plant in Toyama Endures Heavy Snow Without Removing Snow Solar Plant in Toyama Endures Heavy Snow Without Removing Snow The "Toyama Shinko Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a solar panel capacity of about 5.251MW and a grid capacity of 4.5MW, is located in Ariso, Imizu City on the coast o... [2019.07.31]
  • Japan's Largest Wind Turbines Begin Operation With Batteries in Hokkaido Japan's Largest Wind Turbines Begin Operation With Batteries in Hokkaido Power transmitted to grid as planned by charging, discharging batteries Matsumaecho at the southernmost part of Hokkaido, Japan, faces the Sea of Japan to the west and Tsugaru Straits to the south, with towns and pastures spreading along the west-east coast for about 50km... [2019.07.20]