Kyocera Corporation and Tokyo Century Corporation have announced Kyocera TCL Solar LLC has completed a 28 MW, utility-scale solar plant in the town of Taiwa, in the Kurokawa district of Japan’s Miyagi prefecture.
Kyocera developed the plant with the Tokyo-based Tsuboi Corporation and started operations late last month.
The development is the company’s first solar plant in Miyagi prefecture and its second largest, following a 29.2 MW scheme in Tottori prefecture.
Some 103,950 Kyocera solar modules will generate an estimated 33 GWh of electricity per year, enough to provide power to almost all the households in the town of Taiwa, next to Sendai City in the heart of the Tohoku region.
With more companies entering Miyagi prefecture’s largest industrial park, the town is experiencing urbanization and population growth.
Kyocera TCL Solar has constructed solar power plants in 67 sites in Japan with approximately 258.1 MW of total output since the company was established in August 2012.