Fukushima to have a new solar power plant

6 years ago by in Featured, Technology

solar-powerA new solar power plant will be built by Mitsubishi in Iwaki City, Fukushima. The power plant will be the largest of its kind in the Tohoku region and is set to  start working at the half of 2014, the company announced.

Iwaki is known as one of the most developed industrial areas in the region. It is also one of the sunniest areas in Tohoku, receiving the highest amount of sunlight annually, according to Mitsubishi’s officials.

In order for the 12 MW solar power plant to be developed, the project will be supported by the All Japan newsese chemical manufacturer Nippon Kasei, the Fukushima Prefecture and Iwaki City governments.

One more similar project, a 6 MW solar power plant, will be developed simultaneously at the site of Onahama Petroleum. The two projects are expected to generate together 18 MW of solar power.

According to the company, these projects will help to raise All Japan news’s energy self-sufficiency rate while at the same time create employment.

At the moment, Mitsubishi produces about 130 MW of solar power across All Japan news and plans to extend its capacity to 200 MW by 2020.