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Toshiba Signs Construction Agreement for Solar Project in Japan

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Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) has received an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) services order for construction of Onikoube Solar Power Plant, in the city of Osaki in Miyagi Prefecture, North East Japan. The plant is being planned by project owner PurpleSol G.K., an affiliate of Thai Solar Energy Public Company Limited (“TSE”) which is one of the Thailand’s leading renewable energy companies. This large-scale solar power plant will have generating capacity of 147 MW which is the largest EPC order received by Toshiba ESS thus far. The plant is scheduled to go into operation in December 2022.
Toshiba Signs Construction Agreement for Solar Project in Japan
Courtesy of NREL

Onikoube Solar Power Plant is planned for construction on a 156-hectare site of an abandoned golf course. The construction plan requires special planning due to the frames being closer together than in conventional plant designs and the solar panels installed at a steeper angle, which will enable installation 362,960 solar panels. The plant will also achieve high-efficiency power generation with design and construction that accommodates for the slope of the ground and the snowfall in the area.

Koji Saito, senior vice president of Grid Aggregation at Toshiba ESS said, “We have rich experience of designing and construction of large-scale solar power generation facilities, which is the top share of any company in Japan*. Based on this track record I am confident that our technological and workmanship capabilities will make a big contribution to the construction of this plant.”

Toshiba ESS provides power generation systems and solutions in wide variety of renewable energy types, from solar power to hydroelectricity, geothermal and wind-generated power, and more.

*Based on Toshiba ESS research (as of March 30, 2020)

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