May 17 (Renewables Now) - Japanese real estate investor Ichigo Inc (TYO:2337) started today commercial operations of a 2.89-MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Gifu prefecture.
Named Ichigo Sakahogi Fukagaya ECO Power Plant, the PV facility is comprised of 9,200 panels. It is expected to generate more than 3.54 million kWh per year, enough to meet the annual power demand of 980 local homes, the firm said.
Located on 39,775 sq m of land in Sakahogi city, Fukagaya ECO is Ichigo's 41st operational solar plant in Japan. With this new addition, the firm's portfolio reaches 115.96 MW.
In all, the firm has a Japanese portfolio of 58 solar power plants with a combined capacity of 170 MW, including facilities held by its yieldco Ichigo Green Infrastructure Fund Investment Corp (TYO:9282). This capacity includes plants that are currently in operation and under development, the company noted.