Hondo Motor reported that it has completed the 9kW-capacity solar installation project at its Adachi Odai location of the Honda Cars Tokyo Chuo dealer network. The installation is the first in a series of projects, which will use the Honda Soltec solar power generation system for a combined 1MW capacity at Honda auto dealer location in Japan. The 1MW capacity and its related projects is anticipated to be completed by March 31, 2014.
Honda has been steadily working to bring solar to its Japanese operations. The company currently has a combined solar capacity of 3.3MW using its CIGS thin-film solar technology. Both future and to-date installations include a display monitor inside the dealership so that customers can see the current power generating situation of the solar panels.
Honda additionally advised that it plans to develop a 2.6MW Honda Soltec solar system at its new Yorii Plant. The site, which is scheduled to be operational in 2013, is expected to be the largest solar power generation system installed at an automobile production plant in Japan upon its completion.