Idemitsu to Develop 10-Megawatt Solar Plant in Western Japan

Idemitsu Kosan Co. (5019), a Japanese refiner, will develop a 10-megawatt solar-power station in western Japan.

The plant, with capacity to supply about 3,800 homes, will be built on the site of Idemitsu’s former refinery in Himeji city, Hyogo prefecture, the Tokyo-based company said today in a statement. It’s scheduled to start operations in March 2014.

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