Construction begins on Japanese floating solar power plant

Kyocera Corporation has announced the beginning of construction on what they say will be the largest floating solar power plant in the world in terms of energy output. Kyocera Corporation floating solar power plant model

The announcement on Thursday stated that the 13.7 MW power plant will float on the waters of the Yamakura Dam reservoir in Japan. The plant is being constructed by Kyocera TCL Solar, a subsidiary of the Kyocera Corporation.

This is the Japanese electronics manufacturer’s fourth floating solar power plant in Japan and the latest in a series of innovative solar plants, such as India's solar powered airport and ambitious plan to cover canals with sun-harvesting panels. The Yamakura Dam solar plant is scheduled for launch at the end of March 2018.

Once it is complete, the 50,904 270-watt modules spread out over 180,000 square meters should pump out 16,170 megawatt hours (MWh) per year.

 



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