Kyocera to build biggest solar power plant in Japan

Kyocera to build biggest solar power plant in Japan

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Asia Bizz: Japanese company, Kyocera recently said that it will be building Japan’s largest solar power plant, which will help solving an electricity crunch. The company on April 10, 2012 said that the solar power plant will help in solving the electricity crunch in the country which is almost nuclear power free.

Kyocera for the major project will be joining hands with IHI known for its heavy machinery and Mizuho Corporate Bank to construct the solar plant. The solar power plant will be capable of generating 70 megawatts of electricity.

The company in a statement said that the output is equivalent to 40% of the industrial solar cells shipped domestically in the year 2011. The new solar power plant will be capable of providing electricity to about 22,000 households annually. And if replacing the power from fossil fuels then it will offset to around 25,000 tons of carbon dioxide.

The major solar power plant is expected to solve Japan’s power supply issues, which was caused by the after effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The power plant will also help in contributing to the environmental protection. Last year the country has faced major consequences due to the tsunami and the earthquake which also triggered the Fukushima nuclear crisis.