Ichigo commissions 1-MW floating solar farm in Japan

Nov 11, 2022 02:49 PM ET
  • Japanese property as well as renewables investor Ichigo Inc (TYO:2337) claimed today that it has started the operation of a 1.16-MW floating solar power plant in Nagano prefecture, Japan.

The photovoltaic (PV) power facility, named Ichigo Ueda Yoshidaike ECO Power Plant, is comprised of 2,136 panels mounted on 23,634 square metres (254,394 sq ft) of an agricultural reservoir in Ueda city.

Ichigo estimates that the solar farm will certainly have the ability to produce greater than 1.4 million kWh annually, enough to meet the annual power need of 469 regional homes.

Ueda Yoshidaike solar farm is Ichigo's 63rd functional renewable energy plant in Japan. With the new enhancement, Ichigo got to 174.28 MW of capacity, the firm stated.

Moving forward, the Japanese group anticipates to have 65 solar farms in operation with a combined capacity of roughly 195.26 MW in the new fiscal year. This figure also consists of plants held by its yieldco Ichigo Green Infrastructure Fund Investment Corp (TYO:9282).

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