June 25, 2014, Tokyo, JAPAN —Solar Power Network Japan K.K. (SPN), a distributed power generation company based in Tokyo and headquartered in Canada, and Beisia Corporation (Beisia) today announced a partnership to develop a total of 29 MW of rooftop solar power atop 33 buildings owned by Beisia.
SPN will design, build and operate the facilities. The completed systems will be grid connected with contracts under Japan’s Feed-In Tariff system and all the electricity they generate will be sold under this scheme.
The 29 MW of solar energy will be sufficient to power more than 9250 typical Japanese households and will prevent the release of more than 680,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
One of the features of this project is to supply emergency power in case of natural disaster. Beisia signed a disaster relief agreement with more than a dozen municipal governments following the 2004 Chuetsu Earthquake and the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 when damage to some of their facilities temporarily halted operations. Beisia learned from experience that a solar emergency power source is crucial for a relief center.
“One of SPN’s primary goals is to provide clean energy to local communities,” said Mr. Peter Goodman, CEO and President of Solar Power Network. “SPN is proud to support Beisia in its initiative to move forward with its disaster relief scheme using renewable power. It is a great honour and pleasure for SPN to be a part of such a visionary program that includes 33 solar power facilities.”
The first facility will generate power by the end of 2014 while a further 17 facilities will be completed by summer 2015. The planned Isezaki Store in Gunnma prefecture, targeted to open spring 2015, will be the first brand new store built with a SPN solar system.
Artistic rendering of Beisia building. Copyright © 2014, Solar Power Network Inc. All rights reserved.
|Company Name||Beisia Corporation|
|Address||Kamezato 900, Maebashi City, Gunnma Prefecture|
|Locations/Area||Greater Tokyo area and Chubu region (central part of the main island)|
|Expected Output||Approx. 29 MW|
|Expected Annual Energy Production||Approx. 33,500 MWh|
|Operation Start||December 2014|
Solar Power Network (SPN) is a privately-held, employee-owned, rooftop solar power company with offices in Tokyo and Toronto. With its mission to hasten the smart grid future, SPN has in total almost 300 MW of clean generation, in various stages of development, distributed across more than 600 industrial, commercial, and municipal buildings. It has a track record built on over 3 million square meters of rooftops in development for solar power. By installing high-yield low-angle solar panels on idle rooftops, SPN generates green energy on the buildings where it is needed, offsetting the need for the remotely generated power of nuclear and fossil fuels.
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