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  • 2MW Rooftop Solar Plant Funded by Local Residents in Kumamoto 2MW Rooftop Solar Plant Funded by Local Residents in Kumamoto Large-scale covered landfill site utilized "The number of large-scale solar power plants is rapidly increasing in Kumamoto Prefecture, which is blessed with abundant sunshine," said Yasunari Ishihara, president of Kumamoto Iikuni Kemmin Hatsud... [2020.03.28]
  • 'Preventive Maintenance' Through Inspection Every 2 Months at Solar Plant in Nagasaki 'Preventive Maintenance' Through Inspection Every 2 Months at Solar Plant in Nagasaki Impact of shade minimized, dew condensation in combiner boxes wiped away The "SOL de Saikai Torika," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a solar panel capacity of about 1.53MW and a grid capacity of 1.5MW, is located in the mountains of the Nishisonogi Peninsula n... [2020.03.25]
  • 1.7MW Solar Plant Minimizes Loss From Blackout Through 'Frequent O&M' 1.7MW Solar Plant Minimizes Loss From Blackout Through 'Frequent O&M' 'Unit-type' float mounting system commercialized, supporting double-sided panels Chiba Prefecture was originally known as an area with relatively fewer natural disasters than other areas. In the summer of 2019, however, the prefecture was struck by both Typhoon No. 15 and No. 19, ... [2020.03.17]
  • Bicycle Used to Patrol Solar Site at Former Golf Course in Mie Bicycle Used to Patrol Solar Site at Former Golf Course in Mie The "Sun Country Sakakibara Tsu (Tsu Solar Power Plant)," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a solar panel capacity of 2.5056MW and a PV inverter capacity of 1.990MW, is located in the mount... [2020.03.11]
  • Solar Power Generated in Nagasaki 'Consumed' at Facility in Ibaraki Solar Power Generated in Nagasaki 'Consumed' at Facility in Ibaraki RE100 company's strategy for using, extending renewable energy source in Nagasaki The New Nagasaki Fishing Port in northwest Nagasaki City is a relatively new port opened about 30 years ago, and many seafood processing factories are located around the dock. A hill rises just behind... [2020.03.01]
  • Segways Driven Between Arrays at 16MW Solar Plant in Mie Segways Driven Between Arrays at 16MW Solar Plant in Mie Maximum power generation, higher O&M efficiency pursued in parallel The "Matsusaka Yamamuro Mega Solar Power Plant," a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a total solar panel capacity of about 16MW and a PV inverter capacity (grid capacity) of 12MW, is located ... [2020.02.25]
  • 3 Large Heavy Vehicles Stationed for Snow Removal at Solar Plant in Aomori 3 Large Heavy Vehicles Stationed for Snow Removal at Solar Plant in Aomori 1.3x overload achieved in snowy region through civil engineering, land reclamation The town of Shichinohemachi in eastern Aomori Prefecture, Japan, once prospered as the castle town of Shichinohe Castle and has now become a tourist gateway to the Hakkoda Mountains and Lake Towada, s... [2020.02.18]
  • Multi-level Hill Transformed Into Slope at Island Solar Plant Multi-level Hill Transformed Into Slope at Island Solar Plant Innovative measures for environment, soil in remote island Fukuejima, the largest among the Goto Islands, is located at the southwest end of the Goto Islands in western Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. It has an area of about 326km2 and a population of over 30,000... [2020.02.12]
  • Expressway Runs Through Japan's Largest 'Solar Plant in Mountains' Expressway Runs Through Japan's Largest 'Solar Plant in Mountains' Facilities with total output of 200MW constructed in town using Renewable Energy Act The town of Karumaimachi located on the prefectural border in northern Iwate Prefecture, Japan, about 20km south of the Hachinohe Exit on the Hachinohe Expressway in Aomori Prefecture, is a key transp... [2020.02.04]
  • Waterfowl Droppings, Anglers Vexing Floating Solar Plant in Hyogo Waterfowl Droppings, Anglers Vexing Floating Solar Plant in Hyogo Plant washes off droppings, considers adopting security system against anglers Inamicho, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, is located on a plain near Akashi to the east and Kakogawa to the west. There are many agricultural reservoirs across the town, and water surfaces of different sizes... [2020.01.27]
  • 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]