Kitakyushu Solar Power Plant

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Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka, Japan

The Kitakyushu Solar Power plant, located on 1.7 hectares of land in Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka prefecture, demonstrates how solar power can provide safe, clean energy to Japan and stimulate the local economy.

The 1.3MW direct current (DC) power plant, which is powered by 14,380 First Solar advanced thin film PV modules, will generate 1,300-1,400 MWh of clean and safe solar electricity per year. The plant generates electricity with zero emissions during operation, powers 250 average Japanese homes, and displaces over 920 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions per year. Construction of the power plant created 65 jobs at peak, and was built by Obayashi Corporation and Yaskawa Electric Corporation, stimulating the local economy and developing expertise in the energy technologies of the future. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. supplies the advanced technology glass with a proprietary electrical film tuned to First Solar’s CdTe thin-film modules. Power from the project will be supplied to Kyushu Electric Power Company. First Solar holds 100 percent equity in the project.

  • Safe, clean and local PV energy
  • Most Eco-efficient PV technology
  • Provides power for ~250 average Japanese homes


First Solar

EPC Contractors:

Obayashi Corporation & Yaskawa Electric


Roof-Mount & Ground-Mount

Number of Modules:


Project Size

1.3MW DC

Homes Powered


Tons CO2 Displaced Annually:

920 Tons

Project Status Completed Site