July 2 (Solar) – Green infrastructure company Japan Asia Group Ltd (TYO:3751), or JAG, said today it has broken ground on a 0.9-MW rooftop solar system in Japan's Tokyo prefecture.
The Shinkiba Solar Way, as the photovoltaic (PV) plant is named, should be able to produce enough power to meet the annual demand of 300 local homes and offset 500 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year once completed, JAG said in its press release
The facility is being developed by the firm's energy arm JAG Energy Co Ltd, while Japan Benex Corporation is in charge of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work.
Located in Koto ward, the plant will use solar panels supplied by Hanwha Q Cells Japan Co Ltd. Local utility Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc (TYO:9501) will be the sole purchaser of the plant's output.
Last week, the company announced the completion works on 3.86 MW of solar power plants in Miyagi and Iwate prefectures.