After Japan's government announced prices for its renewable energy feed-in tariff earlier this week, which particularly benefits solar, we knew there would be a quick rush to announce big projects.
Toshiba Corp announced it will build 100 MW of solar plants, the biggest project in Japan to date. It will build several large-scale plants on the northeastern coast, investing $380 million, an area hit hard by the tsunami. Construction starts this year, with completion scheduled for 2014. The investment trumps that of Kyocera, which is planning a 70 MW floating solar plant that juts into Kagoshima Bay.