The 1MW SOL de Hirado Shimonakano PV project has been completed and represents the first grid-connected MW-scale PV power plant to start-up in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.
A ceremony held to celebrate the completion of the plant was attended by Hirado city’s Mayor Naruhiko Kuroda, Chopro’s President Kenji Araki and Solar Frontier’s Executive Officer and Head of Domestic Agent Business Sales Organisation Yukihiro Oyama.
Located in the city of Hirado, construction of the plant began in July. The plant is equipped with 7,380 CIS thin-film solar modules supplied by Solar Frontier. The modules were installed on 13,000 square metres of land at an industrial park owned by the city of Hirado. Solar Frontier also provided additional services including site selection, deign, construction, operation and maintenance during the development of the project.
The plant is being operated by Chopro, a distributor of liquefied petroleum gas, and represents the company’s first solar project.
The project will generate an estimated 1,000MWh of electricity annually and will sell its output to Kyushu Electric. The plant is the first MW-scale solar plant to begin selling power in Nagasaki Prefecture.