Softbank plans 20MW Osaka PV plant

SB Energy has revealed plans to build a 19.6MW solar plant in Osaka, the latest in a string of renewables projects the unit of telecoms giant Softbank is developing with Japanese conglomerate Mitsui.

Softbank’s SB Energy arm and Mitsui will each take 49% stakes in the project, with PV panel supplier Kyocera holding the remainder.

The project, which will span roughly 250,000 square metres, is scheduled to be completed by next July.

SB Energy and Mitsui also recently revealed plans to start building a 111MW solar plant in northern Japan from this month.

In June, they teamed up with Green Power Investment to build and operate a 48MW wind farm in Shimane prefecture, western Japan.