Bloomberg Anywhere Login


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Softbank Aims to Be Japan’s Biggest Wind Producer With New Plant

Sept. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Softbank Corp., Japan’s third-biggest mobile phone company, plans to build a wind farm in the nation’s north that could make it the country’s largest producer of wind power.

Softbank has plans for a 500-turbine facility that would produce as much as 1 gigawatt of power at a site on the island of Hokkaido, Kenichi Yuasa, a spokesman for the Tokyo-based company, said today in an e-mail.

The company is discussing the plan with local officials and measuring how much output is needed by the surrounding population, Yuasa said.

Eurus Energy Holdings Corp., controlled by Nagoya-based Toyota Tsusho Corp, is currently Japan’s biggest wind producer with 698 megawatts of wind and solar power capacity in Japan and other Asian countries.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jacob Adelman in Tokyo at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alexander Kwiatkowski at

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.