The solar array started generating electricity in the village of Iitate in early September. The installation — located just to the north of the Fukushima nuclear exclusion zone — is the company’s largest PV project in northeastern Japan’s Tohoku region, according to an online statement.
All electricity will be sold to regional utility Tohoku Electric Power. The project is expected to generate enough electricity to cater to the needs of about 6,600 homes per year.
NTT Facilities generally specializes in the construction of smaller PV projects, ranging in size from a few hundred kilowatts to up to about 2 MW. However, in recent weeks it has completed two large-scale solar installations, in addition to its newly operational array in Iitate.
At the start of October, the Tokyo-based engineering services firm revealed that it had finished building 17.75 MW of solar capacity in Oshu, Iwate prefecture. All electricity will be sold to Tohoku Electric Power. Last week, it revealed that it had also completed an 11.66 MW solar project in the town of Okuma, Fukushima prefecture.