28 Dec '14, 7am

Land of the Rising Sun Gets Serious About Solar

Land of the Rising Sun Gets Serious About Solar

Floating solar installation © KYOCERA Corporation On the coattails of the announcement by the government of Kawajima-machi’s plans to develop a 7.5 MW solar power plant at Umenokifurukori reservoir comes the announcement of Kyocera to develop the world’s largest floating solar power plant in the Chiba Prefecture, also in Japan. In a Joint Venture with Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation, Kyocera TCL Solar LLC is not merely floating around the idea to put up a 13.4MW solar farm at the Yamakura Dam reservoir, it actually plans to put up the facility by March 2016 . The solar plant will use around 50,000 Kyocera modules to be spread out across 18 hectares (44 acres) of surface area. It’s expected to generate 15,635 megawatt hours (MWh) a year, which is enough to power approximately 4,700 homes. This will offset 7,800 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. Kyocera TCL Solar ...

Full article: http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/12/28/land-rising-sun...

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