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Nippon Yusen Kaisha Ooi Terminal

Asia Commertial

  • Location:Ooi, Japan
  • Date onstream:2010-04
  • System Capacity:135 kWp

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Tetsuya Muraki

Tetsuya Muraki
Green Energy Group
NYK Trading Corp.

Solar Frontier’s CIS modules were the ideal solution for our needs. They offer excellent effciency, stable output and outstanding durability. We intend to install these panels in our facilities in other areas.

Site Overview

Coordinates 35.6° N, 139.7° E
Average Global Irradiance 1,383 kWh/m2/yr
Average Temperature 15.9 °C • 60.6 °F
Average Precipitation 1,466 mm • 57.7 in/yr

Technical Overview

Panel Type SC85-A (85W)
Number of panels installed 1,590
Panel angle and Orientation Tilt 3°
Output Apr. '10 - Jun. '10 52,036 kWh (AC)
Inverter Nissin SPM100-CS1

Nippon Yusen Kaisha

Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), one of the world’s premier shipping and logistics companies, installed a solar project at its Yusen Tokyo container terminal, located at Ooi (pronounced "OH-ee") wharf, adjacent to Tokyo Bay. This was the first installation of CIS modules at any port facility in Japan. While NYK has experience in photovoltaic technology, having embarked on long-term testing of solar panels for potential use on shipping vessels, this was also the first time for the company to employ thin-film modules.

 

The electricity generated from the system corresponds to 1 percent of electricity consumption at the container terminal. NYK sells a portion of the power generated to other users at the terminal, qualifying the company for the green electric power certificate. This shows that electricity is generated from renewable sources.

 

The Tokyo government plans to promote the installation of other PV systems in related facilities around the Tokyo Bay area. The proximity to the sea means there are no high buildings to interrupt sunlight, making it an attractive area for future renewable energy development. In addition, NYK is considering expanding the use of PV systems — in particular CIS modules — to its various warehousing and terminal facilities around the world.

 

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