Saibu Gas, a Japanese gas provider, has announced plans to construct two PV facilities in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, with a combined capacity of 3.2MW..
The first plant will have a capacity of 1.5MW and will be built on approximately 14,800 square metres of unused land on the property of the company’s Nagasaki factory. It will be equipped with PV modules supplied by Solar Frontier which will help to generate around 106 million kWh of electricity every year.
The company has already installed 0.6MW of PV capacity which became operational in October 2012. Saibu Gas will commence the construction of the remaining 0.9MW in April which is slated to complete in July 2013.
The second plant will be built on approximately 22,300 square metres of land owned by Asahi Glass in Wakamatsu-ku, a ward of the town of Kitakyushu. It will require and investment of ¥450 million (US$4.9 million).
The facility will have a capacity of 1.7MW and be equipped with around 6,900 PV modules provided by Sharp Corporation. When complete it will generate around 164 million kWh of electricity annually.
All output generated by both plants will be purchased by utility firm Kyushu Electric Power.