Press Release

Press Release

Conclusion of Agreement for Construction of Mega-solar Power Facilityin Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City

December 17, 2010
Shizuoka City
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Shizuoka City (Mayor: Zenkichi Kojima) and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (President: Akihisa Mizuno) have today concluded an agreement to cooperate in the construction and operation of a mega-solar power facility in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City.

This project will see Shizuoka City providing financial support for the operation of the mega-solar facility, in addition to conducting activities designed to inform residents making use of power from the facility.

In addition to constructing, operating, and maintaining the mega-solar facility, Chubu Electric Power will collaborate with Shizuoka City in such informative activities. We will also work together with Shizuoka Prefecture and all areas concerned in order to create opportunities for environmental education, etc.

Shizuoka City is making efforts to promote the more widespread use of solar generation facilities, seeking to realize the goals of the Solar City Shizuoka Promotion Project established in March 2008 as a plan for the regional promotion of measures to combat global warming. The city authorities intend to make active use of mega-solar generation as a symbol of the diffusion of new energy sources suited to a low-carbon society.

Chubu Electric Power Company positions efforts towards the amelioration of environmental issues as one of the most important aspects of our operations, and we are engaged in a variety of initiatives aimed at contributing to the realization of sustainable development in our region by protecting the global environment. We will continue to work for the introduction of low-CO2 energy sources, striving our utmost towards the realization of a low-carbon society.

(Outline of Mega-solar Power Station Plan)

Power plant name

Mega Solar Shimizu (tentative name)


Miho, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City

Scale of development

8,000 kW (8 MW)

Projected annual output

8,400 MWh

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

CO2 reduction

Approximately 4,000 metric tons per year

Scheduled commencement of construction


Scheduled commencement of operation


Area of development

Approximately 170,000 m2


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