Three Japanese firms, Sanko Real Estate, Chiyoda Corporation and Solar Frontier, have formed a partnership to build a 5.2MW PV plant in Futami-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture, Japan.
The project will be built on seven hectares of land owned by Sanko Real Estate and will consist of two power plants.
As part of the partnership deal, Solar Frontier will supply around 32,300 CIS thin-film PV modules for the Ise Futami Megasolar Hikari no Machi project and Chiyoda will be responsible for constructing the plants which are scheduled to begin in December 2012. When complete, Sanko Real Estate will operate both power plants.
The first plant is expected to become operational in April 2013 while the second plant is estimated to come online in August 2013. In total, the project will generate approximately 6,000MWh of electricity a year, which is said to be enough to power around 1,700 households.
Furthermore, the project will be equipped with storage cells permanently charged by solar power which will be able to supply electricity in the event of power outages.