Toshiba Corp will join a seven-company consortium, led by Mitsui Chemicals, to construct and operate Japan’s largest solar photovoltaic plant in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

The consortium will conduct a feasibility study for a combined 50MW solar and 6MW wind power plant estimated to cost 18bn yen ($236.7m).

Toshiba will serve as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the plant and will supply its 500kW power conditioner, which will help protect the site from natural disasters.

Construction is scheduled to start in June next year, reports Japan Today.