After Fukushima

Japan’s switch to solar post-Fukushima is impressive. The 70MWp solar park in Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan cost $276m and took less than a year to build. The park features a visitors centre and is the largest standalone installation in Japan to date. There’s some good information from Kyocera one of the lead developers HERE.


The ambitions of utility-scale solar developers keep growing. SunPower also recently confirmed plans to build, own and operate a 70MWp solar park in the Atacama region of Chile. The official press release is HERE. And plans are developing for Northern Ireland’s first utility-scale solar parks. The BBC recently covered plans for a Lightsource solar park close to Aldergrove. We hope this plan succeeds… imagine seeing solar on the flight path in and out of Belfast International Airport? That would be a very positive message.

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