23 May '15, 12am

#Tech Firms to Install 53MW Solar Plant on Former Farmland in Fukushima

A solar power plant with an output of about 52.5MW will be built on land where farming was given up due to salt damage cause by a tsunami. (source: Kyudenko) Kyudenko Corp, Orix Corp, Beltecno Energy (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), Kyuden Mirai Energy Co Inc (Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture) and Hokuto Denki Setsubi Kouji (Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture) announced May 19, 2015, that they will build a 52.452MW solar power plant in Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Renatosu Soma Solar Park LLC, an SPC (special purpose company) established by the five companies, will be the power producer for the mega (large-scale) solar power plant. The SPC is owned 40% by Kyudenko, 30% by Orix, 19.8% by Beltecno Energy, 10% by Kyuden Mirai Energy and 0.2% by Hokuto Denki Setsubi Kouji. The plant will be built on land where farming became difficult due to salt damage caused by a tsunami a...

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