Softbank in 1GW pitch to become Japan's biggest wind operator

Softbank chief executive Masayoshi Son declared his support for a new direction in energy supply in Japan

Softbank chief executive Masayoshi Son declared his support for a new direction in energy supply in Japan

Japanese mobile phone group Softbank is planning to build wind farms with up to 1GW of capacity on Hokkaido island, as the company expands its investments in renewable energy.

The telecoms firm presented its plans to local officials on the northern Japanese island on 1 July, but has not yet received approval for the project.

The plants could require 500 turbines and turn Softbank into the country’s biggest wind-power operator.

It is also seeking approval to build a 48MW wind project in Shimane prefecture in southern Japan, a spokesman tells Recharge.

Softbank has already invested significantly in solar power after chief executive Masayoshi Son declared his support for a new direction in energy supply in Japan following the Fukushima Log in to read complete article.

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