Kyocera, better known state side for its interesting cell phone designs, is looking to change that by teaming up with IHI and Mizuho Corporate Bank on a large facility in Kagoshima City. The 314 acre sun farm will collect solar rays on 290,000 Kyocera-built panels capable of generating 70 megawatts of electricity, increasing the country's sun-powered production by almost 40-percent and keeping roughly 22,000 homes thoroughly juiced. The project can't quite match some of the largest such plants here in the US, but it will go a long way towards getting the island nation back on track following the fallout of the tsunami. The ¥25 billion ($309 million) construction is expected to start in July. For more info check out the PR after the break.
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