Showa Shell Solar Unit to Build 29MW Station in Southwest Japan

Solar Frontier K.K., a unit of Showa Shell (5002) Sekiyu K.K., plans with a partner to build a 29-megawatt solar station in the southwestern prefecture of Nagasaki.

The Tokyo-based solar panel maker and Chopro Co., a provider of liquefied petroleum gas based in Nagasaki, signed an agreement for the project with the prefecture, the companies said in a statement today.

The Nikkei newspaper reported earlier today that Showa Shell plans to invest about 30 billion yen ($291 million) to build 10 solar power plants by 2015.

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