Citizen-initiated Ohisama (“Mister Sun”) Solar Power Station is a solar power generation facility installed at the Kawasaki International Center by the “Citizen-initiated Power Station Project,” which was launched by local citizens working to fight global warming.
An outstanding feature of the Citizen-initiated Ohisama Solar Power Station is that the city residents are able to support the generator on their own without any grant from the municipal administration. The “Citizen-initiated Power Station Project” has collected donations from citizens and businesses. They have also received both a grant from the Green Electricity Fund (*1) and were lent funding from ap bank (*2) to establish this facility.
It is a strong belief that the Citizen-initiated Ohisama Power Plant is also an effective symbol to promote the dissemination of renewable energy throughout Kawasaki City. It conveys a message to many individuals from foreign nations who visit the facility how local residents are determined to fight global warming.