Toshiba has won an EPC contract to build a 33.5MW solar PV project in Kimitsu, Chiba prefecture, Japan, from Thailand-based firm Gunkul Engineering.
The ¥9 billion (US$88 million) project will produce 45 million kWh of electricity to power the equivalent of 10,000 households.
It is due to start operation by March 2019. The Kimitsu Mega-Solar Plant will be operated by a specific purpose company for the electricity business in Japan, financed by Gunkul. The project will be located over 47 hectares