Japan set to build its largest solar plant

Japan is set to build its largest solar power plant with an investment worth 27billion yen (£221million). The 70MW plant in Kagoshima City in southern Japan is expected to supply […]

By Priyanka Shrestha

Japan is set to build its largest solar power plant with an investment worth 27billion yen (£221million).

The 70MW plant in Kagoshima City in southern Japan is expected to supply more than 78,000MWh of energy every year.

Interest in solar energy in Japan has risen to resolve power supply issues as the country shut down its nuclear power plants due to the earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster last year.

The country currently has 5GW of installed solar capacity, according to reports. The Japanese Government is aiming for solar technologies to generate 28GW of renewable energy by 2020 and 53GW by 2030.

The Kagoshima City project is due to begin its construction in September and is expected to be completed by autumn 2013.

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