Itochu, Partners Complete 45MW Solar Power Station in Japan

Itochu Corp. and its partners have completed a 45-megawatt solar power plant in Japan’s southwestern prefecture of Oita.

The station, built with Kyudenko Corp. and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., will generate enough electricity to power 9,300 homes, Tokyo-based Itochu said in a statement Friday.

Itochu has a 50 percent stake in the venture. Kyudenko has a 30 percent holding, while Mitsui Engineering holds the remainder, according to the statement. Electricity generated from the plant will be sold to Kyushu Electric Power Co. for 20 years.

Itochu, which plans to build a 21-megawatt solar power station in Saga prefecture with Kyudenko, completed a 34-megawatt plant in Ehime last year. The company has also invested in wind projects in the U.S., according to its website.

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