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Japan solar businesses vie for Southeast Asian rooftops

TEPCO and Eneos see opportunities in region dependent on fossil fuels

TEPCO installs solar panels on the roofs of factories in Southeast Asia through a joint venture. (Photo courtesy of Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings)

TOKYO -- Japanese companies aim to install solar panels on rooftops in Southeast Asia, anticipating demand for stable green energy sources in a region that has long relied heavily on fossil fuels.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings will set up solar panels generating about 3,800 kilowatts at an industrial park of a Thai company that makes hard-disk drives. The project will be conducted by TEPCO's joint venture with local renewable energy provider Constant Energy.

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