Work starts on $315M solar power plant in Japan

WCN Editorial Team 2 May 2017 ASIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills LLC has started construction on a JPY35bn ($315M) solar power plant in Japan.

Sprawling over nearly 494 acres of land, the plant will stretch across Kanoya City and Osaki Town in Kagoshima Prefecture.

The facility will feature 340,740 Kyocera solar modules, and will produce 92MW of power annually — enough to power approximately 33,370 households. It will also help to offset 52,940 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills LLC is a solar power operating company jointly established by Kyocera Corporation, K.K. GAIA POWER, Kyudenko Corporation and Tokyo Century Corporation.

A consortium set up by Kyudenko and Gaia Power is undertaking the design, construction and maintenance of the solar installation, while Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills LLC will operate the business.

Under the agreement, Kyocera is supplying its solar modules while Tokyo Century is providing finance for the plant.

The plant is expected to start operations in January 2020.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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