31 May '14, 12pm

#Tech 1,000V System, Asphalt Cut Costs of Solar Plant

#Tech 1,000V System, Asphalt Cut Costs of Solar Plant

Fig. 1: The entire sites were asphalted. Above is Kashiwabara Solar. (source: Shoken) Fig. 2: Components can be installed efficiently by indicating their positions with chalk, a similar method to road construction, thanks to the asphalted surface. Above is Kashiwabara Solar. (source: Nikkei BP) Fig. 3: Ishibe Solar was paved with recycled asphalt made at the Ishibe Ascon Plant. (source: Nikkei BP) Fig. 4: Shoken Ishibe Solar. Located in Shoken's asphalt plant and surrounded by Route 1, JR West's Kusatsu Line and the Miyagawa River. Ritto Minakuchi Road runs across the middle of the site. (source: upper by Shoken, lower by Nikkei BP) Fig. 5: Considering the JR Kusatsu Line runs besides the plant, solar panels given antidazzle treatment were adopted upon request by JR West. (source: Nikkei BP) Fig. 6: Shoken Kashiwabara Solar Power Plant in Maibara City, which is a snow zone...

Full article: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20140531/355...

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