Shikoku Electric plans to increase solar plant capacity by 4MW


Japanese utility Shikoku Electric Power Co. announced its plans to increase capacity at its only solar power plant by 4MW in stages by April 2010, according to Reuters.

The power plant, located in Ehime, western Japan, currently has a capacity of only 0.3MW.

Shikoku plans to begin operations of a 1.7MW solar plant in spring 2011 as well as a 2.3MW unit by April 2020.

The company expects to spend 3 to 4 billion yen (USD$33.30-44.40 million) to construct the units.

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