In mid-December, the Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan welcomed its first operational megawatt-scale PV power plant which has started to sell its power. Located in the city of Hirado, the 1MW SOL de Hirado Shimonakano PV project began construction 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.