Showa Shell and Ube Industries to Build 21MW Solar Plant
Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. and Ube Industries Ltd. will build and operate a 21 megawatt solar power station in western Japan. The companies set up a venture to start construction of the plant in Yamaguchi prefecture in April, Showa Shell, the Japanese refining unit of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (RDSA), said in a statement today.
The station will start operation in July next year. Solar Frontier K.K., a wholly owned unit of Showa Shell and a maker of thin-film solar panels, will supply panels for the plant, according to the statement.