Japan's JAG completes 17-MW solar plant in Tochigi

Solar park in Japan. Author: Minoru Karamatsu. License: Creative Commons.

May 10 (Renewables Now) - Green infrastructure company Japan Asia Group Ltd (TYO:3751), or JAG, said today it has completed construction of a 16.6-MW solar plant in Japan's Tochigi prefecture.

Named Sano Solar Way, the photovoltaic (PV) plant is located in the town of the same name. The park covers an area of 180 hectares and uses solar panels supplied by Japanese module manufacturer Solar Frontier KK.

The PV facility was developed by the firm's energy arm JAG International Energy Co Ltd with the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works carried out by local companies.

According a previous press release, Sano Solar is estimated to produce enough power to meet the annual demand of 5,220 local homes. Local utility TEPCO Energy Partner Inc, a unit of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc (TYO:9501), is the sole purchaser of the plant's output, JAG noted.

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