Delta completes 4.6MW solar plant in Japan

Delta's first large-scale solar plant, Delta Ako Energy Park, has been completed and put into service. This power plant is located in a mountainous area of Ako City in Hyogo, Japan. The plant is equipped with a capacity of 4.6MW and takes up an area of 96,000m2.

It features is a distributed power generation system built with medium-size solar inverters in response to the irregular terrain and to improve the overall power generation efficiency. This is the largest distributed solar power plant connecting to an extra-high voltage (33,000V) grid in Japan. The plant is expected to generate approximately 4,900,000kWh per year, which is equivalent to the electricity consumed by 930 local households annually.

Mark Ko, vice chairman of Delta Electronics, said: “The completion of the Delta Ako Energy Park is a milestone for Delta’s active focus on renewable energy, providing clean energy to help create sustainability for the environment and cities.”

The server power supplies and telecom power conversion efficiency is claimed to reach 96% and 97.5%, respectively, while the solar inverter features and efficiency of 98.7%.

The Delta Ako Energy Park uses 17,256 solar modules and 185 units of Delta’s RPI-M series string PV inverters which feature strong enclosures to withstand adverse weather conditions. The entire system includes 175 sets of 20kW Delta RPI-M20A and 10 sets of Delta 50kW RPI-M50A high-efficiency inverters that construct a distributed solar power system.