SYLA Solar Participates in a Next-generation Solar Sharing Project, “UMABA PROJECT,” in Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture as the Designer and Constructor
SYLA Solar Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Nagoya, Aichi; CEO: Takeshi Fuchiwaki; hereinafter "SYLA Solar"), a wholly owned subsidiary of SYLA Technologies Co., Ltd. (Head office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Hiroyuki Sugimoto; NASDAQ "SYT"), is pleased to announce that it will participate in the "UMABA PROJECT", a next-generation solar sharing project in Miyoshi City, Tokushima Prefecture. SYLA Solar will play a pivotal role as both the designer and constructor of the solar power generation equipment for this project.
About “UMABA PROJECT,” the Next Generation Solar Sharing
The "UMABA PROJECT" in Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture, stands as a pioneering initiative exploring the next generation of solar sharing and its potential through collaborative efforts of the local government, consortium member companies, and local farmers. This project is dedicated to advancing the diffusion and promotion of renewable energy particularly in mountainous regions, as well as to revitalizing declining agriculture and ensuring a stable agricultural workforce by harnessing fallow and devastated farmland effectively.
The anticipated project outcome includes the creation of self-sustaining, horizontally deployable self-sustaining agricultural solar system, contributing significantly to the realization of a decarbonized society. Going beyond the establishment of simple farm-based power plants, the project’s objectives extend to the formation of a comprehensive solar sharing network, the revitalization of population flows, the demonstration of smart agriculture practices, and the prospect of establishing a broad energy cycle, fostering an appealing next-generation agriculture.
SYLA Solar remains dedicated to active participation in the project as the designer and constructor of solar power generation equipment. Leveraging its expertise and experience, SYLA Solar is committed to delivering sustainable energy solutions that positively impact local communities.
UMABA PROJECT Website
* This project will conduct demonstration experiments in agriculture that integrate agriculture and solar sharing, enabling the efficiency and labor savings of agriculture through the use of high-performance soil sensors and drones.
* Source: UMABA PROJECT Website
Significance of the Project
1. To utilize agricultural land effectively by balancing renewable energy generation and farming
2. To establish a system to supply solar energy in times of disaster and for local events, etc.
3. To develop an attractive style of agriculture that attracts young people and migrants to work in the area
4. To revitalize and contribute to the local community by developing the project to address wider-area issues through the realization of horizontal project development involving participating companies
Participating Organizations and Companies
|Roles in Next Generation Solar Sharing and Smart Agriculture
|Faculty of Policy Studies
Tokushima Bunri University
General coordination of the project
|General Incorporated Association Miyoshi Mirai Sozo Suishin Kyogikai
|Exploration of new measures to generate human traffic
Coordination with local organizations
|General Incorporated Association Chiiki Platform
|Proposal of the basic concept of the project and operational supports
Establishment of a website for information dissemination
|Coordination with landowners and other local stakeholders
Implementation of related construction work
|SYLA Solar Co., Ltd.
|Design, procurement, and construction of solar power generation equipment
|Kashiyama Farms Inc.
|Crop selection and operational support as a practitioner of smart agriculture
|Crop selection and implementation of farming tasks as an agricultural specialist
|Kawamura Electric Inc.
|Overall promotion of solar sharing construction
Demonstration of agricultural LED lighting and electric vehicle charging
|Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
|Verification of the power utilization system associated with solar sharing
|Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
|Energy storage for solar sharing
|General Affairs Dept.
Tokushima Branch Office
Shikoku Electric Power Company, Incorporated
|Grid connection support
Support for installation of solar power generation equipment
|Stan Systems Corporation
|Demonstration of smart agriculture using LoRaWAN
|Crop selection and operational support from the perspective of processing and sales
|Demonstration of goods transport using drones during both normal and disaster situations
|Hirosawa Driving School
|Support for obtaining drone licenses
|Tokushima Prefectural Government
|Support for promoting decarbonization, disaster prevention and reduction, smart agriculture, etc.
|City of Miyoshi
|General support as a local government
SYLA Solar Co., Ltd,
Head Office: Land Square Marunouchi 2F, 2-18-14 Marunouchi, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Representative Director: Takeshi Fuchiwaki
Establishment: August 2013
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