Softbank plans Japan's largest solar power plant (200MW) in Hokkaido

04 April 2012 by

MAINICHI DAILY NEWS - Softbank Corp. is planning to build what would be Japan's largest solar power plant in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, with an output capacity of at least 200,000 kilowatts, industry sources said Wednesday.

Softbank's subsidiary SB Energy Corp. is planning the photovoltaic power plant, thought to be larger than many overseas plants if completed, before Japan introduces a system in July in which power companies are obliged to purchase electricity generated by other firms and households from renewable energy sources such as solar power.


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