Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co. and SB Energy, the renewables arm of telecoms giant Softbank, will begin operating a 42.9MW solar array in western Japan from 1 February.
— the latest in a string of projects that Mitsui has done with SB Energy — is
situated on a 53.2-hectare plot of land near Yonago, a city in Tottori
prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast. The two companies did not disclose
and SB Energy have collaborated on a number of projects in recent months. In
November, they announced plans to jointly build a 22.4MW installation in the
city of Arao, Kumamoto prefecture, and a 19.6MW project in the adjacent city of
Omuta, in Fukuoka prefecture.
In October, they started building a 111MW installation in Abira, near
the port of Tomakomai, Hokkaido, and revealed plans to construct a 19.6MW PV
project in Osaka.