JAPAN PLANS WIND-SOLAR HYBRID POWER PLANT
Japan's Mitsui Chem, others eye solar, wind power plant
Osamu Tsukimori (w/ Chris Gallagher), October 21, 2011 (Reuters)
"A Japanese consortium including Mitsui Chemicals Inc…[is considering] the nation's biggest solar and wind hybrid power plant with capacity of 56 megawatts [50 MW solar power and 6 MW of wind power] in central Japan for around 18 billion yen ($234 million)."
Element Power’s 250 megawatt Wildflower project planned for California’s Antelope Valley will probably be the world’s biggest hybrid wind-solar power plant. (click to enlarge this Element Power simulation)
"The group is considering starting construction of the plant…in Aichi prefecture in June next year and start commercial operations of the plant in September 2013…The consortium also includes Mitsui & Co , Toagosei Co , Toshiba , Toray Industries and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co . Chubu Electric Power is also considering participating…"