A ceremony was held at the Shinchi Elementary School by the Coca-Cola Japan Reconstruction Fund in Fukushima Prefecture on September 9, 2012. The ceremony was held to commemorate the completion of the solar facilities installed with the grants from the fund at four public elementary and junior high schools.
The fund is at present assisting the Shinchin Elementary School, Komagamine Elementary School, Fukuda Elementary School, Shoei Junior High School, after evaluating the requests to help reinforce disaster management with a solar power facilities which would help in educating the pupils about clean energy.
The fund is also paying a consumption tax inclusive grant of up to 30 million yen to acquire and install solar facilities. They consist of a solar generator with the maximum capacity of 20 kilowatts and storage batteries with an aggregate capacity of up to 16 kilowatts.
The reconstruction of Shinchi was planned immediately after the massive destruction of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The installation of the solar power facilities is the first step towards the urban growth programme which aims to secure clean energy for regular and emergency usage. The Coca-Cola Japan Reconstruction Fund decided to provide grants to purchase and install the solar generating facilities under the ministry of Education, Culture, Sports Science and Technology.