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 |  Aug 08 2013, 3:01 PM

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Honda has announced that it will build a new test course and mega solar system on its property in Sakura, Japan.

Six years ago, the Japanese automaker had initially planned to build its large-scale test course featuring a high-speed circuit with a 2.5-mile track, but that was postponed due to the economic recession that began in 2008. But now that things are back on track, Honda will go back to building a new test course that will be used to help develop advanced safety technologies.

Within the same property on Sakura, Honda will build a solar power generation system with an annual capacity of 10 MW, consisting of approximately 70,000 solar panels. The automaker plans to begin sales of the generated electricity in 2015.

In addition, it will build a biotope within the property and will welcome local members of the community to enjoy it.

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