Softbank Kumamoto Arao Solar PV Park is a 22.4MW solar PV power project. It is located in Kumamoto, Japan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in February 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 22.4 22.4 Active Kumamoto, Japan Mitsui; SB Energy


The project is developed and owned by Mitsui and SB Energy. The owners have 50% stake in the project respectively.

Softbank Kumamoto Arao Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 27.8 hectares.

The project generates 21,896MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 6,000 households. The project cost is $49.742m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in February 2015.

Contractors Involved

Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions was selected to render EPC services for the solar PV power project.

Toshiba was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company installed 89,586 modules at the site.

The inverters were procured from Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems for the project.

The mounting systems have been supplied by Hilti for the project.

Mitsui is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project.

About Mitsui

Mitsui & Co Ltd (Mitsui) is a business conglomerate. It distributes, purchases, markets and supplies wide variety of products in business areas including iron and steel; non-ferrous metals; machinery; electronics; chemicals; energy-related commodities; foods & retail, lifestyle, and consumer service. The company also participates in the other activities such as arranging finance for customers and suppliers in connection with its trading activities, organizing and coordinating international industrial projects, participating in financing, and investing arrangements, assisting in the procurement of raw materials and equipment, providing new technologies and processes for manufacturing and coordinating transportation and marketing of finished goods. It operates in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific. Mitsui is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About SB Energy

SB Energy Corporation is engaged in generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power.


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