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Agricultural Sector in Japan to Get 200 MW of Solar Power by 2015

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The National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Association of Japan is implementing the largest solar power project in the country. The association, known as Zen-Noh, has formed a joint venture with the Mitsubishi Group to establish 200 MW of solar power generating systems at Zen-Noh facilities nationwide.

The two companies have established the JAMC Solar Energy Company to operate these systems. Power produced will be sold to regional utility power companies under Japan’s feed-in tariff program.

The targeted completion date for the solar power systems is fiscal year 2015. The initial phase calls for 30 MWs worth of installations.

The Kyocera Corporation has released a statement announcing that they have been selected to supply the initial 30 MW worth of systems for around 80 Zen-Noh facilities. Kyocera Solar Corporation will be supplying, engineering, constructing and maintaining the systems. The entire order is worth approximately 8.5 billion yen ($89 million).

 

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