World's largest floating solar power plant in Japan!

A large floating solar power plant will be operational in the land of the rising sun by March 31, 2018. The largest of its kind in terms of power provided.

From the perspective of the power supplied, the plant will be the largest floating solar plant and is expected to be operational by the end of 2018 first quarter. Located on the tank Yamakura Dam of the city of Ichihara in Japan, it will be able to produce 13.7 megawatts.

This floating solar farm is made up of nearly 51,000 photovoltaic modules of 270 watts on an area of 180,000 m². The annual production of electricity is approximately 16,170 MWh/year. Enough to power about 4,970 homes and offset the emissions of 8170 tons of carbon dioxide annually. The project involves Kyocera TCL Solar and the joint venture Century Tokyo Leasing.

Due to the rapid implementation of solar power in Japan, securing tracts of land suitable for utility-scale solar power plants is becoming difficult,” Said Toshihide Koyano, executive officer and general manager of Kyocera’s solar energy. “On the other hand, because there are many reservoirs for agricultural use and flood-control, we believe there’s great potential for floating solar-power generation business.”

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