The inauguration ceremony with a traditional blessing of MKG’s next building site took place in Hamada, on Japan’s west coast. The ceremony, which took place according to Japanese customs and traditions, was a truly high-profile event, appropriate for the significance of the solar park Hamada.
The first construction phase at Hamada is regarded nationwide in Japan as one of the most beautiful, but also as one of the most demanding large-scale plants. For the inauguration of Hamada I, many other guests and local politicians along with the former Prime Minister of Japan had come to marvel at the facility, which blends into the rolling countryside of Japan like the vineyards. The premier minister especially praised the fact that the facility’s design with its natural wavy shape adapted to the terrain and emphasizes the character of “Green Energy” even more.
The first construction phase (also rated at 11 MW) started feeding into the power grid in November 2015; start-up of Hamada II is planned for March 2017.