Electronics conglomerate Kyocera has commenced operation of Japan's largest ever solar plant, as the archipelago nation strives to find alternatives to nuclear power post-Fukushima.

The new Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant is situated in the prefecture of Kagoshima, at the bottom tip of the island of Kyushu in the south of the country. With a total installed capacity of 70 megawatts Kyocera says the new facility is now the largest solar plant in…