Sanko Real Estate, Chiyoda Corp. and Solar Frontier will partner in a utility-scale solar power plant called Ise Futami Megasolar Hikari no Machi, to be built in Ise City, Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Sanko Real Estate will operate the power plant, Solar Frontier will supply its thin-film solar modules and Chiyoda will construct the solar power plant. Construction is expected to begin this month, and the plant is expected to be operational next spring.
Hikari no Machi (City of Light) is a large-scale residential area that is being developed by Sanko Real Estate. The 5.2 MW solar power plant will be installed on 7 hectares of land adjoining an apartment complex. It will be equipped with electrical outputs connected to storage cells that will be permanently charged by solar power, for emergency use by local residents during power outages.