Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son to give Japan solar farms
It took the Japanese a natural disaster to shake it from its atomic dream. Now, the country is slowly and surely turning towards greener energy sources. In a bid to bring solar energy to the country, Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, CEO of Softbank Corp, is busy drawing out plans to build up solar farms with the aid and backing of 33 of Japan’s 47 prefectures. In return, the regional utilities will buy his clean electricity while he gains access to transmission networks. Currently, Japan’s total renewable energy production fulfills just 10% of its needs, and Son plans to push the scales up to 30%.
Son has also been eyeing about 540,000 hectares of unused farmland for his power stations. Well, we wish him luck on his enterprise, hoping this isn’t just about any other capitalist gimmick.