As renewable energies to replace nuclear power draw attention, the largest solar power facility in the country, dubbed Mega Solar, has started operations in Kawasaki.
With the addition of another facility to commence operations in December, the combined size of Mega Solar facilities will cover an area the size of seven Tokyo domes. The combined energy from the plants will reach 20,000 kilowatts, enough energy to provide for 5,900 households.
Mega Solar is a joint project between Kawasaki City and Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO). The city government provides the land to build the solar power plants and promote solar power generation through the project, while TEPCO will operate the solar power plants as a power supply facility.
The project consists of the Ukishima Solar Power Plant with an approximate output of 7,000 kW. It was built in a landfill owned by Kawasaki City. The second plant is at Ogishima and has an approximate output of 13,000 kW.© Japan Today