01 May '14, 4pm

Hokkaido Is the New Solar Capital of Japan

Hokkaido Is the New Solar Capital of Japan

111-MW SoftBank Tomatoh Abira Solar Park The METI has approved over 31 GW worth of PV systems under the feed-in tariff (FIT) program between July 2012 and January 2014. PV systems sized over 1 MW, known as mega-solar, represent over 51 percent of the approved systems or 16 GW, out of which Hokkaido accounts for 12 percent of all approved mega-solar projects. In fact, Hokkaido currently has over 140 MW of mega-solar capacity installed. This past February, Eurus Energy commenced operation of a 32.52-MW “Shiranuka Solar Power Plant” in Shiranuka. In April, Mitsui Fudosan Co Ltd completed a 23-MW solar power plant in the city of Tomakomai. Abira, a town adjacent to the city of Tomakomai, will soon be the home of one of the largest solar projects in Japan. SB Energy and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. are jointly developing a 111-MW solar power plant in Abira. The project is expected to be ...

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