Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) — An 8.2-megawatt solar-power station
developed by Orix Corp. and Kyudenko Corp. began operations at a
former airport in southwestern Japan.
The project marks the first time that a solar-power plant
was built on a former airport site in Japan, Orix, a Tokyo-based
finance and leasing company, and Kyudenko Corp. said in a
Makurazaki airport, faced with mounting budget deficits,
closed in March 2013, according to the statement. The facility
opened in 1991 in Kagoshima prefecture as Japan’s first commuter
Kyudenko is a builder of power transmission and
transformation facilities in Fukuoka.
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