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In Japan, the hybrid solar wind from 56 MW began working

12 October, 2014

( – In Japan he is time to invest in the sun and in the wind. To demonstrate the financial appeal to these two sources, on a commercial scale, it is the new hybrid solar wind created in the city of Tahara, on the east coast of Honshu, the main island of the nation. The plant, with a total capacity of 56 MW, was commissioned by a consortium of companies - including also includes Mitsui Chemical and Toshiba - in November 2012. Now, almost two years of starting its work, the plant It has finally begun to feed power into the network. The site was not chosen at random, as explained by Toshiba through its website: the island of Honshu is indeed perfect as irradiation conditions and solar and wind, two elements that have made it the ideal choice for the project "Tahara Solar / Wind Electricity Generation ".


The installation includes 26 MW of monocrystalline solar panels and 20 MW of polycrystalline photovoltaic modules, paired with inverters from 35 MW three turbines of 2 MW Hitachi. The hybrid panel has received the full support of the regional and national government, which also provided subsidies for research and development. At full capacity, the plant is capable of producing a combined output of 67.5 GWh per year equal to the annual consumption of about 19,000 households, or about 90% of the needs of families in the city of Tahara. Also will reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of approximately 32,000 tons of CO 2 per year.

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