Japan-based Kyocera has secured a JPY8.5bn ($89m) solar module supply contract for a solar power project being implemented by the National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations (Zen-Noh) and Mitsubishi.
As per the agreed terms, the company will supply around 124,000 units of 242W solar modules for the project. The 30MW of solar power generating systems will be installed at around 80 of the Zen-Noh Group’s facilities across the country.
JAMC Solar Energy Company – jointly established by Zen-Noh and Mitsubishi – will operate the solar power project.
According to the company, the solar project is expected to generate around 30,000MWh annually, enough to power around 8,300 typical households, by reducing 10,800 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
The electricity generated at the solar project will be sold to the regional utility power companies, under Japan’s feed-in tariff program.
Meanwhile, Zen-Noh and Mitsubishi are planning to build one of the country’s largest scale solar power projects by installing a total of 200MW of solar power generating systems on farmers’ and Zen-Noh Group’s facilities across the nation, by the end of 2015.