Bit-isle, a Japanese provider of information technology services, has announced it has completed the first phase of its Hiroshima Mega Solar project which is due to come online on 1 February 2013.
Construction began in August 2012 when the firm established the energy business promotion office — an organisation focused on fulfilling the company's corporation social responsibility through the use of clean energy. In particular, it will look to establish self-sufficient systems to generate cheap electric power in order to combat rising electricity prices.
The first phase of the project, which is located in Takehara City, Hiroshima Prefecture, involved installing 1.5MW of PV capacity on 24,400 square metres of land at Takehara Industrial and Distribution Park.
Once operational, the plant will generate an estimated 2 million kWh of electricity a year. According to the company, the annual output will be sold to generate up to ¥75 million (US$824,955).
Construction of the second phase of the project is scheduled to begin on 1 February 2013 and is slated to commence operation in June 2013. The second phase will involve installing 1.5MW of PV capacity on 26,600 square metres of land.
It is expected to generate around 2.2 million kWh of power every year which will also be sold for around ¥83 million.