in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

comments: 0

Kyocera Corp., IHI Corp. and Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd. (Mizuho CB) have reached an agreement to construct a 70 MW solar power plant in southern Japan and to further explore a business model for utility-scale solar power generation.

The project will be built in Kagoshima City (Kagoshima Prefecture). Under the agreement, the Kyocera Group will be responsible for the supply of 100% of the solar modules and part of the construction and maintenance of the system.

IHI will lease the land and actively participate in the operation of the project. Mizuho CB will devise a financing plan for the project. Furthermore, a special-purpose company will be established to undertake the business operation of the plant, with Kyocera planning to become the largest shareholder.

Plans for the plant include exclusive use of approximately 290,000 Kyocera multicrystalline solar modules. Japan will launch a revised solar feed-in-tariff program on July 1, the companies add. The power generated is envisioned to be purchased by Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc.




SolarEnergyTradeShow_id1384

Surrette_id1409
Latest Top Stories

Hawaiian Electric's Solar Plans Put New Focus On DG Interconnection

Hawaiian Electric Co.'s proposed energy plan includes ambitious goals for solar integration that address grid integrity issues. Installers, however, find little to cheer in the short run.


N.Y. Property Tax Exemption For Renewables Bill Ready For Signature

In a move that is expected to boost renewable energy in the state, the New York legislature has sent Gov. Andrew Cuomo a bill that would extend property tax exemptions for certain solar, wind and biomass projects to Jan. 1, 2025.


Are Solar Shingles Coming To A Rooftop Near You?

Despite the initial hype, the new technology has been slow to make inroads against conventional rooftop solar.


Solar Cell Production Line Upgrades Driving Higher PV Performance

Manufacturers of multicrystalline solar cells are seeking to improve performance by implementing new technologies on existing lines.


Own Or Lease? Think Of Rooftop Solar As A Car That Makes Money

While upfront cost is often the first issue on the prospective solar customer's mind, it should not be the only one.

S&C Electric_id1352
Lufft_id1410
SilcoTek
PVcobra_id1394
WIP_id1320