Toshiba goes solar plants build in Fukushima


Toshiba has announced that it is in the vicinity of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant a few large solar farms are going to build. The power plants that the Japanese company wants to set up, would collectively have a capacity of 100MW.

The company Toshiba, which in Japan is also active on the market for nuclear energy, wants to be in the place Minami Soma the solar farms are going to build, reports Reuters. This place is situated approximately 25 kilometres from the kernenergiecentrale Fukushima in 2011 was affected by a nuclear disaster. Residents of Minami Soma had as a result of released radiation-their place of residence to leave.

Toshiba wants to end this year with the construction of the solar farms are going to start to this in 2014 then in business. The installed solar panels, would total a capacity of 100MW can generate. Toshiba pulls 30 billion yen for the project, equivalent to about 300 million euro.

With a capacity of 100MW exceeds Toshiba’s plans of competitor Kyocera, which in april announced in the south of Japan, a solar power plant of 70MW to build. Incidentally, went there in april also rumors that the company Softbank on the island of Hokkaido, a park of 200MW want to build, but these are not officially announced yet.

In Japan announce more and more companies, large projects for the construction of solar farms after government subsidies for green power generation is started. With the help of feed-in tariffs for solar and wind energy over a period of 20 years at a fixed price calculated. In this way, hopes the Japanese government and the energy transition to speed up to power shortages as a result of closed nuclear plants in time to overcome and also to be less dependent on fossil fuels from abroad.