Mitsubishi, in partnership with Nippon Paper Industries, have completed the construction and commissioned the 21MW of solar power generation plant in Komatsushima-shi, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan.

Power generated from the solar facility will be sold to Shikoku Electric Power under Japan’s feed-in tariff (FIT) system, a renewable energy fixed price purchasing system.

Nippon Paper Mega Solar Komatsushima, a special-purpose company (SPC) jointly established by Nippon Paper Industries and Mitsubishi Corporation, will operate the solar power plant.

The solar project in Komatsushima is the Nippon Paper Industries’ second project in its solar power generation business following 826kW solar facility in Otake Mill, Hiroshima Prefecture.

A total of 140MW of solar power plant have been developed in eight locations in Japan by Mitsubishi, which aims to address issues such as the improvement of the energy self-sufficiency ratio and global warming through its renewable energy business.