23 Jul '16, 7am

Sea of #solar panels at Japanese #golf course

Sea of #solar panels at Japanese #golf course

"We finally solved a continuing problem that the town had had for 40 years. I am so grateful," Mayor Kenichi Kawashima of Kumenancho said with deep feeling in his congratulatory address at the completion ceremony of the "Pacifico Energy Kumenan Mega Solar Power Plant" in Okayama Prefecture April 15, 2016 (Fig. 1). Although the plant was constructed on private property, the town had proactively supported development from the beginning. Fig. 1: Ribbon-cutting at the completion ceremony of "Pacifico Energy Kumenan Mega Solar Power Plant" (source: Nikkei BP) This mega- (large-scale) solar power plant with a solar panel capacity of about 32.2MW and a grid connection capacity of about 26.4MW is operated by the special purpose company (SPC) Pacifico Energy Kumenan JV. A total of 107,520 solar panels were arrayed across the 118ha site. Its capacity of about 32MW is the largest cla...

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