A 7MW PV power plant has gone on stream in Ukishima, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, built and operated by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The PV plant, built on land owned by Kawasaki City is expected to generate about 7,400MWh per year, or equal to annual total energy consumption of 2,100 households from 38,000 modules. TEPCO said it would operate the plant for 18 years.
A much larger PV power plant is currently under construction in nearby, Ohgishima,
Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, which is expected to grid connected in December, 2011.
The Ohgishima Solar Power Plant is said to be a 13MW plant, generating about 13,700MWh per annum, from 64,000 solar modules.