floating mega-solar plants in Japan

Construction of two floating mega-solar power plants at Nishihira Pond and Higashihira Pond in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, has been completed.

Kyocera Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation announced that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC, a joint venture established by the two companies, completed the construction of two floating mega-solar power plants



The plants will generate an estimated 3,300 megawatt hours (MWh) per year, enough to power approximately 920 typical households.

floating mega-solar plant

The two solar plants features:
– Floating solar power generating systems typically generate more electricity than ground-mount and rooftop systems due to the cooling effect of the water.
-Floating platforms are 100% recyclable, utilizing high-density polyethylene, which can withstand ultraviolet rays and resists corrosion.
– The floating platforms are designed and engineered to withstand extreme physical stress, including typhoon conditions.
– They reduce reservoir water evaporation and algae growth by shading the water.

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source Kyocera