Solar Power Plants in Japan - other regions
Date Solar
Location: Hokkaido
Operator: Hokkaido Electric Power Co
Configuration: 1 MW
Operation: 2011
System supplier: ??
Quick facts: This PV plant is at the 700-MW Date TPP.

Photograph courtesy of Hokkaido Electric Power Co
Posted 25 May 2014

Hikari-no-Mori
Location: Osaka (Kansai)
Operator: Summit Energy Corp
Configuration: 10 MW
Operation: 2013
System supplier: ??
EPC: Sumitomo
Quick facts: This PV plant was developed by a JV of nine companies, Jupiter Telecommunications Co Ltd, Sumitomo Corp, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Daihen Corp, Hitachi Zosen Corp, Rengo Co Ltd, NTT Facilities Inc, Sumitomo Warehouse Co Ltd, and Osaka Shinkin Bank. The site comprises 15ha on a restricted waste landfill site located in the Yumeshima first district, Konohana-ku, Osaka City. The project is owned by Sumitomo Mitsui Finance & Leasing Co Ltd.

Photograph courtesy of Sumitomo Corp
Posted 23 Apr 2014

Prime Hino
Location: Shiga (Kansai)
Operator: Prime Road Group Co Ltd
Configuration: 5 MW
Operation: 2016
System supplier: ??
Quick facts: This SPP went commercial in May 2016.

Photograph courtesy of Prime Road Group Co Ltd
Posted 12 Feb 2017

Kagoshima Solar
Location: Kagoshima (Kyushu)
Operator: Kagoshima Mega Solar Power Corp
Configuration: 70 MW
Operation: 2013
System supplier: Kyocera
EPC: Kyocera, Kyudenko Corp, Takenaka Corp
Quick facts: This was Japan's largest solar power station wehen completed on 4 Nov 2013. SMA supplied 40 Sunny Central 500CP-JP inverters for the scheme. Production is expected to be about 79 GWh/yr. The project covers 1.27m² and has 290,000 solar panels. It cost about ¥27bn.

Photograph courtesy of SMA Solar Technology AG
Posted 4 Nov 2013

Oita Ennex
Location: Oita (Kyushu)
Operator: Marubeni Power
Configuration: 82 MW
Operation: 2014
System supplier: Q-Cells
EPC: Marubeni
Quick facts: At completion, this was the largest PV plant in Japan at a single location, in this instance coastal industrial area No 6 in Oita City. The project has a 20yr PPA with Kyushu Electric Power Co and was completed 50 days ahead of schedule on 12 Mar 2014. Annual production is expected to be 87 GWh/yr.

Photograph courtesy of Marubeni Corp
Posted 27 Apr 2014

Pacifico Furukawa
Location: Miyagi (Tohoku)
Operator: Pacifico Energy KK
Configuration: 56.9 MW
Operation: 2016
System supplier: ??
EPC: Toyo Engineering Corp
Quick facts: This project started constructon in Jun 2015 and is expected online in Q4, 2016 with sales to Tohoku Electric Power. Major shareholders are Virginia Solar Group and South Wind II GK

Photograph courtesy of General Electric
Posted 9 Oct 2015

Sakai No 7-3
Location: Osaka (Kansai)
Operator: Kansai Electric Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 2.85 MW, 1 X 7.15 MW
Operation: 2010-2011
System supplier: Shap
EPC: Kurihalant Co Ltd
Quick facts: This project initiated in Jun 2008 and was built in Sakai No 7-3 District, on an industrial waste landfill in Nishi Ward, Sakai City.

Photograph courtesy of Kurihalant Co Ltd
Posted 17 Mar 2014

Sakura Solar Center
Location: Tokyo (Kanto)
Operator: Kyocera Corp
Configuration: 43 kW
Operation: 1984
System supplier: Kyocera
EPC: Kyocera
Quick facts: The Sakura Solar Energy Center was established by Koyocera in Aug 1984 just outside of Tokyo to support R&D and promotion of solar power generating systems. The PV installation was one of the world's largest at installation.

Photograph courtesy of Kyocera Corp
Posted 5 Jan 2011

Ube City Megasolar
Location: Yamaguchi (Chugoku)
Operator: US Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 21.3 MW
Operation: 2014
System supplier: Solar Frontier
EPC: Solar Frontier
Quick facts:  This project came online in July 2014 and output is sold to Chugoku Electric Power Co under Japan’s solar energy feed-in tariff program.  US Power Co Ltd is a joint operating company set up by Ube Group and Showa Shell Sekiyu.

Photograph courtesy of Solar Frontier
Posted 20 Sep 2014

Yamaguchi Aionishi
Location: Yamaguchi (Chugoku)
Operator: Ichigo Eco Energy Co Ltd
Configuration: 1.24 MW
Operation: 2015
System supplier: Yingli
EPC: Toshiba Plant Systems & Services
Quick facts: This SPP was built on reclaimed land in Yanaguchi-shi.

Photograph courtesy of Ichigo Inc
Posted 25 Jan 2016

Yonago Izumi
Location: Tottori (Chugoku)
Operator: Ichigo Eco Energy Co Ltd
Configuration: 2.6 MW
Operation: 2016
System supplier: Yingli
EPC: JFE
Quick facts: This SPP was built on a former landfill in Izumi, Yonago-shi. It has 10,040 panles and commissioned on 12 Jan 2016.

Photograph courtesy of Ichigo Inc
Posted 25 Jan 2016

Yonekin Izumi
Location: Osaka (Kansai)
Operator: Yonekin Corp
Configuration: 120 kW
Operation: 2011
System supplier: ??
EPC: Tess Engineering Co Ltd
Quick facts: Yonekin is a manufacturer of building materials. This PV isntallation is on the roof of the company's headquarters and central plant in Izumi City.

Photograph courtesy of Yonekin Corp
Posted 26 May 2011

   

Wakkani Solar
Location: Hokkaido
Operator: Hokkaido Electric Power Co
Configuration: 4.99 MW
Operation: 2011
System supplier: ??
Quick facts: This PV project was funded with NEDO assistance and includes 28,500 panels of various designs plus a 1.5-MWe NAS battery array.

Photograph courtesy of Hokkaido Electric Power Co
Posted 25 May 2014

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 12-Feb-2017

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