November 1 (Solar) – Japan Renewable Energy (JRE) has commenced the commercial operation of a 3.4-MW solar park in Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture, according to information on the company's website.
The Miho 4 Solar Power Plant, located in Miho village, is expected to generate enough power to meet the power consumption of about 1,100 households, equivalent to about 17% of the total number of homes in the village. Miho is seen to mitigate around 1,960 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.
Construction of the 11,088-panel photovoltaic (PV) park was initiated in February 2018. The facility will now be operated by GK JRE Miho Daiyon, a unit of JRE.
In June, JRE started building a 13.18-MW solar plant in Takashima city, its first in Shiga prefecture. This plant is expected to be up and running in June 2020, the company noted.