AGC to Build a Mega-solar Power Station in Ako, Hyogo Prefecture

AGC (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.; Head Office: Tokyo; President & CEO: Kazuhiko Ishimura) will build a large-capacity photovoltaic (PV) power generation system at its site in Ako, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

The new PV system will have a power-generating capacity of approximately 4.2 megawatts, and is scheduled to begin operation in March 2015.        

The planned construction site is a former salt farm, and the AGC Group’s Plalloy™, a fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) material, will be used as the structural frame of the PV system to prevent salt corrosion. Plalloy is immune to rust and corrosion even in salty land, enabling long-term stable power generation in an area that has been affected by salt damage.

[Outline of the Mega-solar System in Ako]

Name: Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. Ako Photovoltaic Power Station

Location: 1022-21 Nishihamacho, Ako-city, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Area of installation: Approximately 51,000 m2

Power generation capacity: Approximately 4.2 Megawatts (equivalent to the electricity used by

roughly 820 general households)

Annual power generation: Approximately 4,500 MWh/year

Start of operation: March 2015 (plan)

Investment: Approximately 1.3 billion Japanese yen


Media Contact

Toshihiro Ueda, General Manager, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

AGC Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.

(Contact: Michiyo Tomiya; Tel: +81-3-3218-5603; E-mail:

600450 AGC to Build a Mega-solar Power Station in Ako, Hyogo Prefecture
Date: 24 April 2013

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