December 24, 2021
Machine tool manufacturer NIKKEN KOSAKUSHO WORKS will install a large-scale solar power generation system at its headquarters plant in Osaka Prefecture. The company plans to start construction in October 2021 and complete it in mid-January 2022. NIKKEN KOSAKUSHO WORKS decided to introduce the facility in response to global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to realize a decarbonized society.
The power generation equipment will be installed on the roofs of two buildings at the main plant. The solar panels have a generating capacity of 1.92 megawatts. The company will consume the electricity on its own and expects to reduce its annual carbon dioxide emissions by about 20%. In addition, large storage batteries have been installed as part of the company’s business continuity plan in preparation for natural disasters such as typhoons and earthquakes, which have become more frequent in recent years.
The project is a joint business with Kansai Electric Power, which will be responsible for the installation, operation and maintenance of the power generation facilities.
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