Kyocera turns on 'Japan's largest' PV

The 70MW Kagoshima plant with Sakurajima, an active volcano, in the background

The 70MW Kagoshima plant with Sakurajima, an active volcano, in the background

A group of companies led by Kyocera has started operating a 70MW PV plant in Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan, which it says is the nation’s biggest yet.

Kyoto-based Kyocera supplied 290,000 modules for the  ¥27bn ($274.7m) project.

The plant started operations during the last few days via a special-purpose company (SPC) established by Kyocera and six partners, in what it is hailing as a “new business model for utility-scale solar power generation”.

The project company also includes telecoms group KDDI, Kagoshima Bank, Bank of Kyoto, Takenaka, and IHI, which owns the land.

The SPC has started selling the electricity to regional utility Kyushu Electric Power under Japan’s feed-in tariff (FIT) system. The Japanese government’s current FIT for solar energy is ¥37.8 Log in to read complete article.

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