SoftBank, Mitsui Japan Solar Plant to Start Operating Next Month

Jan. 21 (Bloomberg) -- A 42.9 megawatt solar power plant built by a SoftBank Corp. unit and Mitsui & Co. in western Japan will start operating next month.

The plant in Tottori prefecture will start running Feb. 1, SB Energy Corp., the wholly owned renewable subsidiary of Tokyo-based SoftBank, said in a statement today.

Separately, Mitsui and SB Energy in November announced plans to build two solar power stations in Kumamoto and Fukuoka prefectures.

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