Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is planning a 13MW solar power plant located in the Waterfront District in Kawasaki, Kanagawa prefecture, which could become the largest of its type so far built in Japan. The Ukishima Solar Power Plant project would seem to be shared between Toshiba and Hitachi, with Toshiba responsible for 7MW with the use of its own central inverters and the use of Sharp c-Si PV modules. Hitachi is said to be contracted for designing, manufacturing and testing the photovoltaic system.
However, Toshiba said in a statement that it was selected as prime contractor for development of its apparent half of the plant.
Toshiba also noted that the new power plant would also be the first solar power generator operated by TEPCO, which is scheduled to start operation in fiscal year 2011.The solar module installation area was said to be approximately 10 hectares for Toshiba’s 7MW part of the project.