Takacho Yasudago Mega Solar Hatsuden LLC - a joint venture between Kyocera Corporation, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Tokyo Century Corporation and Yonden Engineering Company - has completed a 14.5 MW solar power plant in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Starting its operation in November 2016, the power plant will generate an estimated 16,060 MWh per year, and is expected to power approximately 4,930 typical households.
Kyocera, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Tokyo Century and Yonden Engineering began project planning in May 2013. The companies established Takacho Yasudago Mega Solar Hatsuden LLC in October 2014, and commenced construction after obtaining approval for land development in March 2015. The system began selling electricity on 2 November 2016.
Takacho Yasudago Mega Solar Hatsuden will be responsible for operating the site. Tokyo Century arranged financing, and design and construction was undertaken by Yonden Engineering. The Kyocera Group supplied solar modules as well as peripheral equipment for the installation, and will also carry out maintenance. Mitsubishi Research Institute, which headed the project and provided consultation, will also undertake administration (asset management) of Takacho Yasudago Mega Solar Hatsuden.
Through this project, Kyocera, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Tokyo Century and Yonden Engineering aim to further promote the use of renewable energy and contribute to the community’s revitalisation.