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Hyogo Prefecture starts operation of solar plant

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By Shinichi Kato, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute

The government of Hyogo Prefecture has started operating a 5MW solar power plant in the Harima Science Garden City.

The installation area is 6 hectares. The plant is expected to generate about 5,000,000kWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 1,400 households, per year.

For the solar power plant, 22,208 monocrystalline silicon solar panels manufactured by Fujipream Corp were installed. Fujipream runs a manufacturing plant in the Harima Science Garden City.

Also, the government employed Hitachi Ltd's PV inverters for normal operations (for selling electricity) and Sanyo Denki Co Ltd's 50kW/10kW stand-alone PV inverters for emergency use.

The mounting systems of the plant are made of wood produced in the prefecture.

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That's good news, and I think the way things will go. Small to medium sized plants, run by the companies that will use the power - this can work.

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Excellent, way to go Hyogo!

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The plant is expected to generate about 5,000,000kWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 1,400 households, per year.

So it produces the amount of power 1,400 houses consume in a year in an hour?

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@Aizo: That is an estimate of first year.

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Fantastic news!!!!

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