The Korean government has decided to build a solar energy power plant on Dokdo. The Ministry of Knowledge Economy says it is currently drawing up a blueprint for the 50 kilowatt plant, which will be stationed on Dongdo, the eastern inhabited islet of the Dokdo cluster.
A 50 kw plant can produce enough energy for about 17 households, equivalent to approximately 30 percent of what is used on Dokdo.
The government had originally decided against building a solar power plant on Dongdo earlier this year due to lack of economic feasibility, but is now moving ahead with it after Japan renewed its claim over the islets last month.
The cost of the undertaking is projected to be about US$2 million.