Japanese electronics manufacturer Toshiba has announced its plans for the construction of solar projects with a combined capacity of 6.5MW in Tokyo according to reports.
The construction of 1.5MW in Kanagawa prefecture, south of Tokyo will break ground on April 1 this year, Bloomberg reports.
Toshiba is also planning to build three stations in the country, which will be installed by the end of March 2014.
Thermal, nuclear, geothermal and solar power supplier Toshiba said: “We will contribute to the expansion of clean energy through power generation projects using our technology.”
SunPower recently signed a new module supply agreement with Toshiba, taking shipments above 100MW per annum.
After the nuclear disaster in Fukushima in 2011, the Japanese government posed a new programme of subsidies to promote the renewable energy projects in the country.
The local authorities set a subsidy of Y42 per kWh for solar energy as the Tokyo News cites. This amount is twofold Germany's subsidy and three times more than China's.