Softbank to build Japan’s biggest solar plant

Softbank Corp., Japan’s third-largest mobile phone company, said it will build the nation’s biggest solar plant as the country begins an incentive program for clean energy.

The facility in Tomakomai, Hokkaido will start operations in fiscal 2014 and have the capacity of 111 megawatts, Softbank spokesman Naoki Nakayama said today in a telephone interview.

The Tokyo-based company held a ceremony today to mark the start of operations at a 2.1-megawatt solar plant in Kyoto, Nakayama said. The carrier also announced plans to build solar plants in Tottori, Nagasaki and Kumamoto prefectures as well as a wind power power plant in Shimane prefecture, he said… Read more

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