Toshiba signs EPC contract for 147MW Onikoube Solar Plant in Japan

WCN Editorial Team 31 Mar 2020 ASIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions (Toshiba ESS) has been awarded EPC services contract for the construction of 147MW Onikoube Solar Power Plant in Japan.

Planned to be built in the city of Osaki in Miyagi Prefecture, North East Japan, the Onikoube Solar Power Plant is being developed with an investment of JPY35.5bn ($329m).

Scheduled for commissioning in December 2022, the solar power plant will be built on a 156ha site of an abandoned golf course.

The solar facility will be owned by PurpleSol, an affiliate of Thailand’s renewable energy company Thai Solar Energy Public Company (TSE), is expected to be one of the largest of its kind in the country.

The project involves the construction of the frames that are planned to be placed closer together than in conventional plant design as well as installation of 362,960 solar panels at a steeper angle.

Toshiba ESS expects the solar project to achieve high-efficiency power generation due to its design and construction that accommodate for the slope of the ground and the snowfall.

Toshiba ESS Grid Aggregation Div senior vice-president Koji Saito said: “We have rich experience of designing and construction of large-scale solar power generation facilities, which is the top share of any company in Japan.

“Based on this track record I am confident that our technological and workmanship capabilities will make a big contribution to the construction of this plant.”

Toshiba ESS, which provides renewable power generation systems and solutions, plans to continue constructing industrial-use solar power plants and engage in different types of clean energy projects.

The Onikoube Solar Power Plant will be built in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. (Credit: StockSnap from Pixabay)

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