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Japan's largest Solar Power Plant goes online

07 Nov 2013
Kyocera Corporation has announced that the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant went online on November 1st, and is now delivering clean energy to the grid in Kagoshima Prefecture in Southern Japan.

The project is said to be one of Japan’s largest solar power plants and the Kagoshima installation is a 27 billion yen project involving seven investment companies in Japan.

The Kagoshima Mega Solar Power Corporation will continue to operate the plant and will sell the power generated to a local utility under Japan’s feed-in-tariff programme.

The Kyocera Group is the largest shareholder in the new company and was responsible for supplying the 290,000 solar panels used in the project. Kyocera will also be in charge of the maintenance of the system.