Marubeni completes solar farm in Hokkaido
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.