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Climate Change

Itochu to build 5,000 mini solar plants to fill renewables void

Power equivalent to that generated by 1 thermal plant to be sold to companies

Itochu's plan will make it Japan's largest provider of renewable energy to businesses. (Source photo by screenshot from Itochu's website) 

TOKYO -- Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. will build 5,000 small solar power plants on idle land across the country by 2025, then supply the electricity to companies as it steps in to fill a worsening renewable energy void.

With the solar plants, Itochu expects to be able to generate a total of 500,000 kW of power, equivalent to the output of one thermal power plant.

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