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One of Japan’s Largest Rooftop Mega-Solar Projects to Commence Operation

One of Japan’s Largest Rooftop Mega-Solar Projects to Commence Operation


ORIX Corporation (“ORIX”), a leading integrated financial services group, announced today that it is starting a rooftop mega-solar project, with a capacity of 2.75 MW. The project is one of the largest rooftop mega-solar power generation installed at an individual logistics facility in Japan. ORIX will rent rooftop space at I MISSIONS PARK SAKAI which was jointly developed by Itochu Corporation (“Itochu”) and Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd. (“Mapletree”).

■ Overview of I MISSIONS PARK SAKAI solar power generation project

Place of installation
Number of solar panels
Output scale
(module capacity)
Projected annual
output(first fiscal year)

Start of operation
Construction contractor

1-146 Chikko Yawata-machi, Sakai-ku, Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture
2,747.52 kW (2.75MW)

3,094,994 kWh
Equivalent to the annual power consumption of 860 ordinary
June 29, 2016
Sanko Metal Industrial Co., Ltd.

ORIX’s solar power generation business involves its renting the roofs of warehouses, commercial stores, factories, and other facilities owned by its customers, and installing solar power systems on them to generate electricity. I MISSIONS PARK SAKAI is the second logistics facility jointly developed by Itochu and Mapletree, and installed with ORIX’s rooftop solar power generation system, followed its predecessor project I MISSIONS PARK NODA(*). Together, these facilities have the capacity for 4.31 MW of solar power.

ORIX is currently developing its rooftop solar power projects across 375 sites with more than 100 MW of capacity secured in Japan (among which, 171 sites with a total of 85 MW of capacity are already in operation).

ORIX will continue to expand rooftop solar power generation at logistics warehouses, commercial stores, and factories, both those already built and those under construction, to increase the added value of those buildings and enhance facility-owners’ profitability.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network


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