7.39-MW wind power plant in Japan begins operation

On March 2, sustainable infrastructure company Ichigo announced the completion of its 52nd power plant, Ichigo Yonezawa Itaya ECO Power Plant (Ichigo Yonezawa). Ichigo Yonezawa is the company’s first wind plant, with all of its other projects being solar.

The project is located near the border of Yamagata and Fukushima prefectures in Japan.

Ichigo Yonezawa has a capacity of 7.39 MW with the use of four 1.8475-MW Hitachi turbines. The project’s power generation is estimated to reach27,391,000kWh annually.

The construction of Ichigo Yonezawa was funded by the Shinsei Bank Green Loan program, an initiative targeted specifically to finance projects with positive environmental benefits.

Shinsei Bank recognized the Ichigo Yonezawa project for its contributions to achieving two Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy and SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.

As of March 2, Ichigo has 52 plants online with a total capacity of 157.41 MW. The company projects in FY22 and onward to have 67 plants online with a total capacity of 198.93 MW.

The impact of Ichigo Yonezawa will be reflected in Ichigo’s FY22 consolidated earnings forecast, the company said.

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