Kyocera to supply 30 MW of Solar Power to one of the largest solar power projects in Japan
Kyocera today announced that it is supplying approximately 30 megawatts (MW) of solar power generating systems to one of the largest solar power projects in Japan which is being implemented by the National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations (herein “Zen-Noh”) and Mitsubishi. Within the project, Kyocera Solar Corporation will be in charge of supplying, engineering, constructing, and maintaining a total of 30 MW of solar power generating systems to be installed at roughly 80 of the Zen-Noh Group’s facilities (livestock barns, distribution centers, parking lots, etc.) around the country.
Zen-Noh and Mitsubishi are planning to build one of the country’s largest scale solar power projects by installing a total of 200 MW of solar power generating systems on farmers’ and Zen-Noh Group’s facilities nationwide by the end of FY2015. The two companies will sell the power generated from the installations to the regional utility power companies under Japan’s feed-in tariff program. The Kyocera order is worth approximately 8.5 billion yen (89 million US dollars), and comprises the initial phase of the project.