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Broadband Tower begins to build 1.2MW solar plant in Gunma

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By Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute

Broadband Tower Inc has begun construction of a 1.2MW solar power plant in Minakami-machi, Gunma Prefecture, and will start to sell electricity generated at the plant in February 2015.

Broadband Tower rented the site of a former crushing plant owned by Taiheiyo Cement Corp. The company uses a leasing scheme that Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co Ltd provides for solar projects.

Broadband Tower has been engaged in the development and operation of new ICT platforms by using real-time sensing of energy such as the monitoring of the amount of power generated. And the latest solar project is part of such efforts.

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Great new growth industry for Japan. Do NOT screw this up, Japanese government!

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1MW? Not really newsworthy is it...

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finally some good news. more, please.

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1MW? Not really newsworthy is it...

= 1200000 watts

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= 1200000 watts

My point was that a single MW is insignificant and not newsworthy. Need nearly ten thousand of these just to replace fukushima daichi alone.

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