29 March 2010 – Mitsubishi Electric has completed the installation of a 62 kW photovoltaic (PV) system at Toyo Suisan Kaisha’s Kanto Factory in Tatebayashi City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan.
The installation was partly funded by subsidies from the New Energy Promotion Council.
The electricity, generated by 330 PV modules installed on a surface area of 460 m2, will cover part of the electricity consumption used for air conditioning and lighting at the Toyo Suisan Group’s largest noodle processing factory in Japan.
Annually, the system is expected to generate approximately 60 MWh of electricity and prevent the emission of around 19 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Of the 62 kW system, a 51 kW system comprising 270 PV modules has been installed on the warehouse roof of the Kanto Factory, equipped with Mitsubishi Electric’s three-phase 50 kW PV inverter that will convert generated electricity into AC.
There is also a 11 kW system of 60 modules on the main gate arch, the electricity from which will be converted using a 10 kW inverter, also supplied by Mitsubishi.