JAPAN | Solar power plants to start operation in Kawasaki

Posted on July 28, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 28 July 2011

Kawasaki City and Tokyo Electric Power Company have jointly built the plant on 11 hectares of reclaimed land in the Ukishima district along Tokyo Bay.

The plant, which has 38,000 solar panels — each measuring 1.3 meters by 1 meter — is expected to generate 7.4 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, enough to supply to 2,000 average households.

Kawasaki City and Tokyo Electric are also building another solar power plant in Ougishima district, near Ukishima.

The Ougishima plant is scheduled to begin operation in December.

The total annual output from the 2 facilities will be around 21 million kilowatt hours — the largest combined solar power output of any pair of plants in Japan.

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