Kiwapower and Hajime Precision Plastic Product de México (“Hajime”) are pleased to announce the successful start of operations of a 200 kW solar photovoltaic system located on the rooftop of Hajime’s manufacturing facility in Jalisco, Mexico. The solar system is composed of about 550 modules.
Hajime entered into a Solar Energy Supply Agreement, under which Kiwapower provides solarenergy-as-a-service to Hajime’s facility in Jalisco. Kiwapower as the owner of the solar system, is responsible for its installation, monitoring, management, and maintenance.
Kiwapower empowers Commercial & Industrial businesses in Mexico to achieve their energy transition goals by offering solar energy solutions that require no investment and that are simple and worry-free.
Mr. Tsutomu Nakamura, the president of Hajime, said “We are pleased with the professionalism of the Kiwapower team; the project implementation was very smooth, and the results are incredible. Our facility looks great with its newly equipped solar system and running on clean solar energy feels great as well!”
The photovoltaic system is expected to generate approximately 420 MWh per year, enough to supply the needs of 190 Mexican families, and avoid more than 225 tons of CO2 emissions, supplying about 80% of the facility’s total power consumption.
Hajime is a subsidiary of Hajime Sangyo, a leading Japanese company that specializes in injection molding, processing, assembly, and mold production of plastic for the automotive industry and that has over 41 years of history. Hajime established operations in Jalisco, Mexico in 2015.
Kiwapower SAPI de CV is an independent power producer, specialized in on-site, solar photovoltaic, energy-as-a-service systems, serving commercial and industrial clients in Mexico. The company is a subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, a major Japanese integrated trading and investment business conglomerate.