22 Aug '11, 5am

World Environment News - Mitsui, Toshiba Plan Japan's Largest Solar Plant: Nikkei - Planet Ark

Mitsui, Toshiba Plan Japan's Largest Solar Plant: Nikkei Date: 22-Aug-11 Country: INDIA Author: Aman Shah Japan's Mitsui Chemicals Inc, Mitsui & Co and Toshiba Corp plan to construct the country's largest solar power facility with an output of 50,000 kilowatts (KW), the Nikkei business daily reported. The project is in anticipation of the passage of a bill that will require utilities to purchase electricity from renewable sources at fixed rates, the paper said. The daily said the proposed plant will be built on 800,000 square meters of land owned by Mitsui Chemicals in Aichi Prefecture and have a 6,000 KW wind farm. The companies, which plan to sell the power produced at the plant to Chubu Electric Power Co from 2013, have asked Chubu to participate in the project, while Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co and Toagosei Co may also join the project, the Nikkei said. The go...

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