Press Release

Press Release

Plan for Development of Mega-solar Power Facility in Iida City, Nagano Prefecture

February 23, 2010
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Chubu Electric has decided to construct a mega-solar power facility in cooperation with Iida City (Mayor: Mitsuo Makino) in Iida City, Nagano Prefecture.
An agreement concerning specific details of construction and other matters is scheduled to be concluded in Iida City tomorrow.

In January 2009, Iida City was selected by the Cabinet Office as an Environmental Model City, and is actively working to realize a low-carbon society. Chubu Electric strongly supports the initiatives of the city, and has therefore decided to work with it in the construction of this new mega-solar facility.

Under the plan, Iida City will provide the land for the power station and will construct the PR facilities, etc. Chubu Electric will construct, operate, and maintain the power station. The facility will have an output of 1,000 kW (1 MW), and is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 400 metric tons per year.

With the understanding and cooperation of the residents of the city and the surrounding area, Chubu Electric will cooperate with Iida City in order to put the plan into effect, working to promote and spread the use of new energy sources.

Chubu Electric continues to work actively to reduce CO2 emissions, and in addition to the present plan is involved in projects including the construction of Mega Solar Taketoyo in the grounds of the Taketoyo Thermal Power Station and the planning of mega-solar developments on unused land owned by the company.

<Overview of planned mega-solar facility>

Power plant name

Mega Solar Iida


Kawajijoyama, Iida City, Nagano Prefecture


1,000 kW(1 MW)

Anticipated annual power generation

1 million kWh

(Equivalent to annual power consumption of 300 ordinary households)

Scheduled start of construction


Scheduled start of operation


Area of development site

Approximately 18,000 m2



Planned Location and Image of Mega Solar Iida

Planned Location of Facility

Image of Mega Solar Iida

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