Biggest floating solar power plant in the world being built in Japan

posted on January 28, 2016

Japan is set to be home to the largest floating solar power plant in the world when construction is complete of an installation on the Yamakura Dam reservoir in Chiba Prefecture.

The project is a joint venture between Kyocera TCL Solar and Century Tokyo Leasing Corp for the prefecture's Public Enterprise Agency.

While this newest installation will be the largest to be achieved, the companies involved have already created three similar solar power displays near the city of Kobe on Honshu Island.

Building this type of solar array on bodies of water is seen as a way to side step the issue of taking up precious land space in a country that is short on square metres.

Toshihide Koyano, executive officer and general manager of Kyocera's solar energy group told IEEE Spectrum: "Due to the rapid implementation of solar power in Japan, securing tracts of land suitable for utility-scale solar power plants is becoming difficult.

source by insidejapantours
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