JAPAN: The Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc. and TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K. have agreed to the joint implementation of a plan for a mega solar power generation project in the city of Arida in Wakayama Prefecture.
Under the plan, a 45-hectare plot of idle land owned by TonenGeneral Sekiyu in Arida will be utilized for the construction and operation of a 30MW (30,000kW) mega solar power plant by Kansai Electric Power Group company Kanden Energy Solution Co. Inc. TonenGeneral Sekiyu will provide the land for the project and will also handle regular facility inspections and other aspects of plant management. The companies will work together toward the implementation of the plan and aim to begin plant operations in fiscal 2014.
The Kansai Electric Power Group will continue to actively promote the development of renewable energy sources, while also contributing to their growth and expansion. TonenGeneral Sekiyu will continue to contribute to the development and invigoration of the communities in which it operates.