Kyocera announced that it will be supplying 9,000 solar modules for the Matsuyama solar power plant in Ehime Prefecture, Japan. The modules will total 1.7MW for the spring 2011 on-line target of the plant. The Matsuyama plant is combining with the existing 2MW installation to become the biggest solar installation in Shikoku, Japan.
Japan’s government subsidies and feed-in tariff’s are helping to boost the demand for solar power systems in the country. Once the Matsuyama plant is up and running it will provide 2,200MWh of electricity each year.