Japan's Kyocera Corporation announced last week that its unit Kyocera Solar Inc started construction on a 27 MW solar power plant in Fukushima prefecture.
The Fukushima Tabito mega solar power plant, located near Iwaki city, will have an annual output of more than 32 million kWh. According to the company's estimates, the plant could supply the consumption of some 10,000 local households.
The solar plant is being build at a former golf course site, with 100,016 of Kyocera's 270-W solar cell modules. Completion of construction of the plant is scheduled for September 2019.
Japan's Kyudenko Corporation will design and construction, while local utility Tohoku Electric Power Co Inc will purchase the energy from the plant.
Since it was created in August 2012, Kyocera TCL Solar LLC has a 49.1 MW portfolio of 27 operational solar power plants in Japan.
Last week, Japan’s Kyocera announced that it has started construction on a 29.2MW solar plant in Yonago, Tottori Prefecture.