Marubeni com­pletes so­lar farm in Hokkaido

Power Watch India - - DESPATCHES INTERNATIONAL -

Ja­panese trad­ing firm Marubeni Cor­po­ra­tion of­fi­cially marked the com­ple­tion of a 29.8-MW pho­to­voltaic (PV) pro­ject in Hokkaido pre­fec­ture by its unit To­mako­mai Yu­futsu Mega-So­lar Cor­po­ra­tion. The so­lar park was put into com­mer­cial op­er­a­tion ear­lier in Oc­to­ber, ac­cord­ing to the press re­lease. The To­mako­mai Yu­futsu Mega-so­lar plant is ex­pected to gen­er­ate about 32 GWh of elec­tric­ity per year, enough to power some 9,000 lo­cal house­holds an­nu­ally over its en­tire 20-year life­span. Its out­put will be sold un­der Ja­pan’s feed-in-tar­iff pro­gramme. In­clud­ing the lat­est ad­di­tion, Marubeni’s in­stalled so­lar ca­pac­ity cur­rently amounts to 200 MW. It plans to con­tinue ex­plor­ing new re­new­able en­ergy op­por­tu­ni­ties, such as off­shore wind, geo­ther­mal and small or medium-scale hy­dropower plant projects.

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