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KYOCERA TCL Solar Completes 28MW Solar Power Plant in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

Company’s second largest solar power plant to provide equivalent electricity of approximately 11,100 average households

July 24, 2018
Kyocera Corporation (herein “Kyocera”) and Tokyo Century Corporation (herein “Tokyo Century”) announced that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC (herein “Kyocera TCL Solar”) has completed construction of a 28 megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar power plant in the town of Taiwa, Kurokawa District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The company has developed this 28MW solar power plant in collaboration with Tokyo-based Tsuboi Corporation and started operations in late June 2018.

Image: 28MW solar power plant in Miyagi Prefecture
28MW solar power plant in Miyagi Prefecture

This is the company's first solar power plant in Miyagi Prefecture and its second largest solar power plant following the 29.2MW solar power plant in Tottori Prefecture. 103,950 Kyocera solar modules will generate an estimated 33,000 megawatt hours (MWh) per year — enough electricity to power approximately 11,100 average households*1 and capable of providing power to almost all the local households in the town of Taiwa which is adjacent to Sendai City, the heart of the Tohoku region. With more companies entering Miyagi Prefecture's largest industrial park in this area, it is experiencing urbanization and population growth. The company hopes its solar power plant will be a local symbol of supporting people's lives and developing the local community while coexisting with the region's rich nature.

Kyocera TCL Solar has constructed solar power plants in 67 sites across Japan including this 28MW plant, with approximately 258.1 MW*2 of total output since the company was established in August 2012. Kyocera TCL Solar, Kyocera and Tokyo Century remain committed to promoting renewable energy as well as contributing to environmental protection and the creation of a sustainable society through their solar energy business.

Project Overview
Location Taiwa Town, Kurokawa District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Operation Kyocera TCL Solar LLC
Joint planner/land proprietor Tsuboi Corporation
Design, construction and maintenance Kyocera Solar Corporation, Tsuboi Corporation
Maximum output Approx. 28MW
Solar modules 270-watt Kyocera modules: 92,070
280-watt Kyocera modules: 11,880
Total: 103,950
Expected annual power generation Approx. 33,000 MWh
(enough electricity to power approximately 11,100 typical households)
Electric power sales destination Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc.
Start of operation June 21, 2018

Company Overview
Company name Kyocera TCL Solar LLC
Location Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Shareholders Tokyo Century Corporation (81%)
Kyocera Corporation (19%)
Established August 2012

*1 Based on average annual use of 2,973.6 kWh per household. Source: Japan Atomic Energy Relations Organization (Graphical Flip-chart of Nuclear & Energy Related Topics)
*2 Total output of the plants in operation as July 1, 2018