Minato Starts Construction of Solar Power Plant in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture


Please be informed that Minato Management Co., Ltd. (headquartered in 1-1-12 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President (CEO) Tatsuto “Tad” Kuramoto) started construction of the “Enepark Takamatsu Solar Plant” located in Takamatsu-City, Kagawa Prefecture. Minato Management has developed and invested in this plant as a fund business.

This business was developed jointly by Minato Management and Asahi I&R Energy Co., Ltd. (headquartered in 3589-2 Amagu, Oaza, Asahi-cho, Takeo, Saga Prefecture, Japan; President Yoshiharu Nobata, hereinafter referred to as “Asahi I&R”) as a joint investment project between the Asahi I&R Group and Minato Management. Omron Field Engineering Co., Ltd. (headquartered in 1-6-21 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President Katsuhiro Shikata) is responsible for engineering, procurement and construction works (EPC).
With investments in solar power generation, Minato Management intends to revitalize regional economies and further expand renewable energies as well as make it possible for regions and power generation to be compatible. Going forward, the company aims to establish a sustainable social infrastructure that is based on reginal economies in cooperation with local partners.

[Project Outline]
Name of plant: Enepark Takamatsu Power Plant
Location: Shionoe-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture
Business development: Minato Management Co., Ltd. and Asahi I&R Energy Co., Ltd. (https://asahi-iandr.jp/asahi_energy/)
EPC: Omron Field Engineering Co., Ltd. (https://www.omron-fe.co.jp/)
Installation area: Approx. 58,000 square meters
Power generation capacity (module capacity): 1.49 MW
Projected annual power generation: Approx. 1,890,000 kWh per year (equivalent to the annual consumption of about 390 typical households)
Start of construction: January 20, 2019
Planned start of operation: March 2019
(Note 1) Preliminary calculation based on the assumption that the average annual power consumption of typical households is 4,789 kWh per household according to the display guidelines released by the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (FY2017).