October 5 (Solar) – Japanese company Smart Solar Corp announced today it has held a completion ceremony for a 2.56-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan.
The Kumamoto Yamaga Solar Park B, as it is named, is expected to generate some 2.8 million kWh per year, the equivalent to the annual demand of 800 local homes.
Comprised of 8,277 solar panels, Solar Park B is estimated to offset 1.55 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually. The PV facility is part of a four-plant, 53-MW solar complex — Yamaga A, B, C and D — that has been under development for the past three and a half years, Smart Solar noted.
In June, the company inaugurated the 2.46-MW Yamaga A plant. Currently, Smart Solar has 35 mega solar power stations in its Japanese portfolio, with a combined capacity of over 230 MW.