Marubeni subsidiary Mibugawa Power Company has started operations of solar power plant in Oyama Town, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

The plant was constructed on private land. The total capacity of the plant is approximately 1,800kW and it is expected to produce approximately 2.09 million kWh per annum, corresponding to the annual electricity consumption of 580 ordinary houses. The generated power is sold under Japan’s feed-in-tariff scheme.

Marubeni and Mibugawa have capabilities in renewable energy development such as mega-solar and small hydro power plants and their management. Mibugawa constructed the environmentally friendly mega-solar plant by efficiently installing solar panels on the uneven forest slopes at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Stable operation of the plant will be conducted by utilizing Mibugawa’s more than 50 years of renewable energy power plant operational know-how, in addition to its operational experience of other mega-solar power projects.

This project is the 9th mega-solar power project in the 15th location, which includes 82MW in Oita, and Marubeni’s solar-power generation capacity now reaches approximately 200MW. Marubeni is determined to further spread utilization of renewable energy to meet society’s demand for the reduction of environmental impact.