According to Reuters, Tokyo Electric Power Co. has announced its plans to build a 10MW solar power plant in the Yamanashi prefecture of central Japan in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
TEPCO hopes to begin partial operations in April of 2011 with a goal of 12 million kWh of electricity per year. The estimated costs of this project have not been released.
In October, TEPCO announced that it would work with Kawasaki city to build two solar plants with a combined capacity of 20MW.
This will be TEPCO’s second multi-MW solar project. The company is working towards Japan’s top 10 utilities’ goal of building enough solar power facilities that would together have the capacity to produce 140MW of electricity by March of 2021.