Toshiba Corporation has been awarded a contract by Thailand's Gunkul Engineering Public Co. Ltd. to construct a mega-solar power plant in Kimitsu, Chiba prefecture, Japan. The plant, scheduled to commence operation by March 2019, will have a power generation capacity of roughly 33.5MW. The contract has a total value of 9 billion yen.
The Kimitsu Mega-Solar Plant will be operated by a specific purpose company for the electricity business in Japan, financed by Gunkul. It will generate approximately 45 million kWh of electricity, equivalent to the annual need of 10,000 households.
Under an engineering, procurement and construction contract, Toshiba will handle overall engineering, including basic design and the supply of major equipment, and the construction of the plant. Deliverables from Toshiba include 750kW power conditioners.
A broad portfolio of power generation solutions, extending from solar power systems to nuclear power plants, supports Toshiba in addressing the diverse needs of electric power providers in Japan and overseas.