Japan’s Largest Solar Plant – Is Solar the New Nuclear?
Solar Energy provider Kyocera has announced Japan’s largest ever solar farm.
Together with the IHI Corporation and the Mizuho Corporate bank, Kyocera plans to deliver a 70 megawatt ‘mega-solar plant’ in Kagoshima City, Southern Japan. The development is a direct response to the power supply issues that have dogged Japan since the 2011Earthquake. The aftermath of the quake brought to light the dangers of the nuclear power that Japan had been relying on when the temperature of a reactor became unstable at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant.
While maintaining their dedication to reduced carbon energy production, the three major companies came together to look into other energy solutions.
What they plan to bring into development this July is a 1,270,000 square metre solar power plant – roughly the size of 27 baseball stadiums according to Kyocera – that will come at a cost of almost $US309 million....