Installation of a Mega Solar System in Tokyo Denpa Co., Ltd.'s Gunma Plant

Panoramic view of Tokyo Denpa Co., Ltd.'s Gunma Plant

1/14/2014

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd

President/Statutory Representative Director: Tsuneo Murata

Overview

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has started work on installing a mega solar system in the Gunma Plant (Sawa-gun, Gunma Prefecture) of wholly owned subsidiary Tokyo Denpa Co., Ltd. This project represents Murata's largest electricity generation system (generation capacity of 1.6MW) .

Background

In commemoration of welcoming Tokyo Denpa Co., Ltd. to Murata as a new member on August 1, 2013, a mega solar system (with an electricity generation capacity of 1.6MW) will be installed within the grounds of the company's Gunma Plant in order to contribute to the widespread use of renewable energy in the Kanto Region and to facilitate the stable supply of energy. This system is capable of generating an amount of electricity equivalent to that consumed by approximately 540 households on an annual basis, and the electricity generated will be sold to Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated and new power companies through the utilization of the Feed-in Tariff System.

We are also planning to cooperate with local authorities to make the system useful for environmental studies in elementary and junior high schools.

Combined with the renewable energy systems installed in the head office (50kW), our Yasu Division (1MW) and Shenzhen Murata Technology Co., Ltd. (1MW) , the total capacity of solar-generated electricity now stands at 3.6MW.

We will continue adopting initiatives to ensure the widespread use of renewable energy, energy saving and reducing the burden on the environment into the future, and will create next-generation solutions for the global environment and contribute to the stable supply of electricity to the community.

Summary

Address: c/o Gunma Plant, Tokyo Denpa Co., Ltd., 430 Hakoishi, Tamamura-cho, Sawa-gun, Gunma
Total Output: Approximately 1.6MW
Number of Modules in Use: Approximately 6,700
Contractor: Sharp Corporation
Application: Used for the Feed-in Tariff System
Installation Period: Work started in December 2013, for completion (scheduled) in March 2014

Murata in Brief

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com