29 Apr '15, 7pm

First look: Japan’s floating solar power plants are complete - Electronic Products

First look: Japan’s floating solar power plants are complete - Electronic Products

New approach to alternative technology begins producing power for Japan A major alternative energy project that was started half-a-year ago is complete, as Japan has officially turned on two floating solar power plants in two reservoirs in Kato City, an area located in the Hyogo Prefecture. The project is a joint venture between Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing, the latter of which is responsible for equipment leasing. The plants, located on the Nishihira Pond and Higashihira Pond, use 255-watt Kyocera modules, and total out at 11,256 modules as a whole. They are affixed to the pond by way of specially designed floating platforms which use high-density polyethylene, a material that can withstand ultraviolet rays and resist corrosion; in fact, they’re so durable, they’re rated to withstand typhoon conditions. The capacity of the plant on Nishihira is 1.7MW, and the capacit...

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