KDDI to Build Three Solar Power Plants on Idle Land in Japan

KDDI Corp. (9433), Japan’s second-biggest mobile phone company, will build three solar plants in central Japan with a combined capacity of 8.8 megawatts to take advantage of the country’s incentive program for clean energy.

The Tokyo-based company will build a 3.5 megawatt station in Tochigi prefecture with plans for a 3.3 megawatt and 2 megawatt plants, both in Ibaraki prefecture, it said in a statement today.

The plants will be built on idled land owned by the company and will start generating power as early as this fall, according to the statement.

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