Japan lays-out plans for $309 mln super solar plant

April 12, 2012
Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega-Solar Power Plant

Japan’s Kyocera released this artist’s rendering of the 70-MW "Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega-Solar Power Plant” in Kagoshima Bay which will be the country’s largest solar facility when complete. Expected to start construction in July this year the plant will deploy 290,000 Kyocera solar modules over 1.27 million square meters (about 314 acres) of land, which is about the size of 27 baseball stadiums. The project is expected to generate about 79,000 MWh annually - enough to power 22,000 households.  In addition to Kyocera, the ¥25 billion (USD309 million) project is also supported by IHI Corporation and Mizuho Corporate Bank.