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JRE’s wind, solar farms go online

The wind farm has a 48,000kW capacity, whilst the solar plant has 54,235kW.

The Japan Renewable Energy Corporation (JRE) has started the commercial operations of the Oritsumedake South 1 Wind Farm and Satsuma Solar Power Plant.

The JRE Oritsumedake South 1 Wind Farm located in Iwate started operations on 14 January. It has a capacity of 46,800 kilowatts (kW) and can generate around 105.7 million kWh of electricity annually.

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Meanwhile, the JRE Satsuma Solar Power Plant started operations on 11 January in Kogashima. It has a capacity of 54,235kW and can produce an estimated electricity of 64.8 million kWh.

JRE has a total capacity of over 886,101kW, with more than 790,300kW in operation, and around 95,800kW under construction. It operates solar, onshore and offshore wind, and biomass power generations.

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