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BI PV Project Details
Name projectVilla Garten Shin-Matsudo
Year1999 (Start operation date)
PV applicationInclined roof - mounted
PV power total123 kWp
LocationMatsudo, Chiba
Latitude/Longitude35°49'27"N 139°55'27"E
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Project summary
A target for the project was to deploy residential PV systems with the housing sector playing a role in PV system installation in a residential area and to create a practical case study. The target wa achieved and a massive and creative project where all houses are equipped with PV systems was launched in two areas of the Tokyo metropolitan region: 36 PV houses in Matsudo, Chiba (see also Tiara Court PV project in Kasukabe, Saitama). These projects were given ‘New Energy Award in FY1999’ in Japan. As for the Matsudo project (Villa Garten Shin-Matsudo), five additional houses equipped with PV systems were constructed and the community now consists of 41 PV houses in total.

Best practice project
The projects were practical case studies of developing a community equipped with PV systems and since then, similar projects were launched in various regions.

Special PV project info
PV architecture and building integration
PV ownership
Tariffs and metering
Remarks and recommended readingInstalled PV power: 2,86-3,1 kW/house. Energy yield: 2800-3050 kWh/year for a 3 kWp system.

Other project data
Type of projectCommercial project
Other relevant aspects
Start of PV project
Start operation PV system1999
Project leading companyChuo Jutaku Co., Ltd.
Project contact personPOLUS group
Contact email
Contact addressKoshigaya-shi, Saitama, 343-0845, Japan
Part of Urban Scale projectJapan: Villa Garten Shin-Matsudo & Tiara Court Kasukabe

Building data
Use and function of the buildingDwellings - unknown other or mixed
Building typeHouses - single house
New/Retrofit/AddedNew building integration
PV building address

PV system
PV applicationInclined roof - mounted
PV power total project123 kWp
Number of dwellings/units41
PV power per dwellings/units3 kWp
PV system typeGrid-connected - demand side
PV module typeFramed - regular module
PV cell typeCrystalline silicon - unknown other or mixed
PV module brand and typeSharp corporation
PV inverter brand and typeSharp corporation
Includes PV database product(s) 

PV cost and energy production
PV system investment
PV modules only costs
PV energy yield2900 kWh
PV energy user ownerInhabitant

Names and Addresses
Building OwnerPV ownerArchitectMain PV manufacturer

Projects website
Other websites
Webpage Educational Tool

1. VillaGartenTiaraCourt.pdf (language: English (2008, Task10, IEA-PVPS program))

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