Construction to Start on Mega-Solar Project
11.1 MW Maximum Output in Uki City, Kumamoto Prefecture
Feb 02, 2015
TOKYO, Japan -February 2, 2015-ORIX Corporation (hereinafter, "ORIX"), a leading integrated financial services group, and Kyudenko Corporation (hereinafter, "Kyudenko") announced today that they will jointly begin constructing a large-scale solar power plant (mega-solar) with a maximum output of 11.1 MW (11,081kW) on a piece of land located in Uki city, Kumamoto prefecture.
|Location||1374 Uchikoshi, Uchida, Matsubase-machi, Uki city, Kumamoto prefecture|
|Power Generation Capacity (module capacity)||11,081kW|
|Installation area||Approx. 145,780m2|
|Number of installed panels||43,456|
|Projected annual power generation (First fiscal year)||11,435,400kWh (planned)
Equivalent to the annual power consumption of approximately 3,175 households*
|Project owner||Solar Farm Matsubase Limited Liability Company
(ORIX: 60%, Kyudenko: 40%)
|Start of construction||February 1, 2015|
|Start of operations||September, 2016 (planned)|
■Location of solar panel installation site
Going forward, ORIX and Kyudenko will continue to actively pursue joint development of environment and energy-related businesses, and contribute to the wider usage of solar power and other renewable energies.
Corporate Planning Department
ORIX Corporation (TSE: 8591; NYSE: IX) is a financial services group which provides innovative products and services to its customers by constantly pursuing new businesses. Established in 1964, from its start in the leasing business, ORIX has advanced into neighboring fields and at present has expanded into lending, investment, life insurance, banking, asset management, automobile related, real estate and environment and energy related businesses. Since entering Hong Kong in 1971, ORIX has spread its businesses globally by establishing locations in 35 countries and regions across the world. ORIX celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014 and moving forward it aims to contribute to society while continuing to capture new business opportunities and sustain growth by promoting acceleration of its corporate strategy "Finance + Services." For more details, please visit our website: http://www.orix.co.jp/grp/en/
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