Press Release

Press Release

Plan for Development of Mega-solar Power Station in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City

September 22, 2010
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. has today decided to implement a plan for the development of a mega-solar power station in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City.

This plan will see the construction of an 8 MW solar power station (Chubu Electric's largest) on land owned by the company in Miho, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City. The new station is scheduled for commencement of operation in FY2014, and its operation will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 4,000 metric tons per year.

Chubu Electric is already proceeding with the development of Mega Solar Taketoyo and Mega Solar Iida and this new development will therefore represent the third of our mega-solar power stations.

In the future, we will work together with Shizuoka City to win the understanding and the cooperation of local residents, and we will consult with all entities involved in the plan, beginning with Shizuoka Prefecture, at the same time we provide explanations and guidance.

Chubu Electric will continue to work actively to develop and introduce solar, wind, and other forms of renewable energy and will proceed with nuclear generation, working actively to introduce the use of energy sources that produce low CO2emissions.

<Outline of Mega-solar Power Station Plan>


Mega Solar Shimizu (tentative name)


Miho, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City

Scale of development


Projected annual output

(Equivalent to power used annually by 2,300 normal households)

Scheduled commencement of construction


Scheduled commencement of operation


Area of development

Approximately 170,000 m2


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