Nippon Renewable Energy (NRE), a Tokyo-headquartered renewable energy utility business, has this week broken ground on the development of a 41 MW solar PV plant in Tochigi Prefecture.
The large-scale solar park will be located at Yaita City, and once completed in the second quarter of 2018 will deliver enough clean energy to meet the power needs of 10,000 local households.
NRE is working on two additional solar projects in Tochigi Prefecture, the company confirmed. “NRE is proud to partner with local stakeholders in Yaita City to create over 200 jobs, support the community and supply low-cost, clean solar energy,” said NRE representative director Adam Ballin. “Decreasing the country’s reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear power, while at the same time increasing Japan’s energy independence, is of utmost importance to us.”
Last month, JAG International Energy began a round of fundraising to support plans to build a 17 MW solar plant in Tochigi Prefecture, which is located north of Tokyo and south of Fukushima on the main Japanese island of Honshu.