Sojitz Commences Commercial Operations at Recently-Completed Solar Power Plant in Rokkasho-mura, Kamikita-gun
May 11, 2017
Mirai Power (Kamikita Rokkasho) Corporation (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Yuji Yuasa), a fully-owned subsidiary of Sojitz Corporation (“Sojitz”), recently completed construction of their solar power plant in Rokkasho-mura, Kamikita-gun, Aomori (the Kamikita Rokkasho Solar Power Plant), with the plant starting commercial operations today.
The new plant is one of five utility-scale solar power projects which Sojitz has been developing in Japan utilizing expertise acquired through the company’s utility-scale solar power business in Germany, which began in 2010. Starting with the Koshimizu Solar Power Plant (Koshimizu-cho, Shari-gun, Hokkaido) in 2014, this is the 5th solar power plant (total module capacity: 122.4 megawatts) to start commercial operations.
The Kamikita Rokkasho Solar Power Plant is located on the grounds of the Mutsu-Ogawara Industrial Park owned by Shin-Mutsu-Ogawara Inc. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Mitsuhiro Usui). It was designed in accordance with the local government’s plan to make Rokkasho a hub for energy projects. The plant is equipped to output 51 megawatts (module capacity: approx. 71 megawatts), or enough electricity to cover electrical consumption of 13,300 homes. This energy is then sold to Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. through Japan’s ‘Feed-in Tariff Scheme for Renewable Energy.’
Sojitz will continue to work on actively expanding solar power businesses and the use of other renewable energy around the world, to aid in the creation of a sustainable society.
Company Overview –Mirai Power (Kamikita Rokkasho) Corporation
|Project Name||Kamikita Rokkasho Solar Power Plant|
|Established||May 7th, 2013|
|Ownership||Sojitz Corporation: 100%|
|Main Business||Providing solar power over a 20-year period based on Japan’s ‘Feed-In Tariff Scheme for Renewable Energy’|
|Site Location||1-1, Kamiiyasaka, Ooaza Obuchi, Rokkasho-mura, Kamikita-gun, Aomori|
|Maximum Generation Capacity||Approx. 71.0MW|
|Current Output||Approx. 51.0MW|