The company — a unit of Tokyo-listed infrastructure development consultancy Japan Asia Group — built the project on approximately 22 hectares of privately owned land in the village of Tsumagoi, Gumma prefecture. It obtained financing from an energy-focused fund operated by the Tokyo metropolitan government. However, JAG did not disclose the financial terms of its investment in the installation, which is expected to generate enough electricity for 4,900 homes per year.
Canadian Solar supplied the PV modules, while Toko Electrical Construction handled EPC duties, according to an online statement. Toshiba Mitsubishi Electric Industrial Systems (TMEIC) provided inverters, The Nikkei reported, without citing sources.
Japan Asia Group has completed a number of solar projects in Japan this year. In August, it switched on a 1.3 MW PV array in Shiraoi, on the northern island of Hokkaido. China’s Yingli Green Energy supplied the solar panels.
In April, Japan Asia Group finished installing 16.8 MW of solar north of Tokyo in Tochigi prefecture. Japan’s Kyocera supplied the solar panels. It also completed a 2.7 MW solar project in April in Osaki, Kagoshima prefecture, using Canadian Solar PV modules.