Softbank denies PV backtrack

Japanese telecoms giant Softbank has denied it is reconsidering planned solar installations on the northern island of Hokkaido because the local utility might not accept its applications to connect to the regional grid.

Japanese-language news outlets said the company, which develops PV projects through its renewable-energy unit, SB Energy, would reconsider its planned installations in Abira, near the city of Tomakomai, and Yakumo, located north of the port of Hakodate.

“That’s not true,” Softbank spokesman Kenichi Yuasa tells Recharge, while conceding that problems could arise in the future.

Yuasa says Softbank is working on a 111MW installation in the town of Abira and a 2.7MW project in the town of Shiraoi, also near Tomakomai. However, the company has not started building them yet.

He adds that regional utility Hokkaido Log in to read complete article.

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