Toshiba Mega Solar Power Generation System to generate sufficient electricity for approximately 500 households in Japan

Toshiba has won a major contract to develop a mega solar photovoltaic power generation system for Tohoku Electric Power, under which Toshiba’s systems will be installed in the Hachinohe Solar Power Station in Hachinohe, Aomori prefecture, Japan.The first industrial-use solar photovoltaic power plant operated by Tohoku Electric, it is scheduled to come on line in 2011.The plant will have an annual capacity of approximately 1.6 million kilowatt hours, sufficient to generate electricity for approximately 500 households.

Toshiba will be responsible for all engineering work prior to the start of construction, procurement of major equipment and components, and plant construction. The plant will also be equipped with highly efficient multi-crystal photovoltaic modules from Kyocera, thin-film photovoltaic modules (250kW) from Kaneka and CIS (Copper Indium Diselenide; CuInSe2) thin-film solar cell modules (250kW) from Solar Frontier K.K.