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


Please be informed that the solar power plant, located in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture (hereinafter referred to as the “Solar Plant”), which was developed jointly by Minato Management Co., Ltd. and Asahi I&R Energy Co., Ltd. was completed on m March 29th, 2019 and put into operation on March 29th, 2019.
The Solar Plant has a power generation capacity of about 1.5 MW, and Omron Field Engineering Co., Ltd. was responsible for its engineering and construction. To carry out the Solar Plant project, non-recourse loans from financial institutions were employed, and also a fund has been set up as a joint investment project between the Asahi I&R Group and Minato Management.
The project enlisted owner’s engineering support (technological due diligence) from CO2O Inc. in the management of the engineering and construction of the Solar Plant in order to enhance its quality.
Asahi I&R plans to remain involved in this project through performing management and maintenance of the Solar Plant (O&M). In cooperation with Asahi I&R, Minato Management will manage the Solar Plant to ensure stable operations as the asset manager of the Solar Plant.
Going forward, Minato Management intends to actively expand its asset management business through making investments in the development and operation of solar power plants.

[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/)
Owner’s engineering support (technological due diligence): CO2O Inc. (http://solar.co2o.com/)
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)
(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).