(Via pv-tech.org) Swiss independent solar energy producer Etrion and Hitachi-Hi-Tech today announced the start of construction on the first phase of a solar energy pipeline in Japan which will generate up to 300MW of power by 2017. The first two plants, the Shizukuishi Solar project (due for completion in 2016) and the Mito Solar Project, (due for completion in 2015) will produce 24.7MW nd 10.3MW respectively.

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