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Mitsubishi Electric Supplies 1.2MW Solar Panels to Tokyo International Airport

7,946 modules cover surface equivalent to 36 tennis courts

Tokyo, September 9, 2010 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has supplied 7,946 photovoltaic (PV) modules to Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd., which manages Tokyo International Airport, otherwise known as Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan.

The modules compose a 1,246-kilowatt (kW) PV system installed on the roof of the two passenger terminals and car parking, covering a total surface of 9,411 square meters, equivalent to 36 tennis courts. The system will contain a 829.54kW sub-system composed of 4,366 PV modules installed on the roof of Terminal 1, a 167.2kW system of 880 modules installed on the roof of Terminal 2 and a 249.75kW system of 2,700 half-size modules on the roof of the P4 car parking.

Since 2004, Japan Airport Terminal has strived to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by utilizing renewable energy and reducing energy used for air conditioning and lighting at Haneda Airport. The newly installed PV system will power a part of the electricity used in the two passenger terminals and car parking, and is expected to generate 1,157 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity annually, reducing annual carbon dioxide emissions by 364 tons. Mitsubishi Electric's PV modules use lead-free solder, which also contributes to further reducing environmental impact.