30 MW PV plant planned for Japan

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Construction on the 30 MW project is scheduled to begin in Shiranuka Town this month and should be complete in March 2014. In a statement released, Kyocera has said it will supply the around 135,000 photovoltaic modules.

It is expected that the finished photovoltaic plant, to be built across roughly 625,192 square meters, will generate enough energy to supply approximately 9,600 average households.

The news follows the unveiling of Kyocera’s 70 MW solar plans in Japan, which the company announced at the end of July, just after the introduction of the country’s new feed-in tariff.

In a recent report, GTM Research noted that Kyocera, along with other module suppliers Sharp, Sanyo (now owned by Panasonic), and Mitsubishi both "developed and shaped" the Japanese solar market. However, the entrance of foreign companies like Suntech, Canadian Solar and Yingli are proving fierce competition for the "Big Four".

It added that while the new tariff has been designed to drive large-scale solar development, Japan’s residential sector will continue to take center stage.

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