Japan builds the world's largest water-based solar power station

    Three companies, Kyocera, Century Tokyo Leasing and Ciel Terre, announced the start of construction of two of the largest solar power plants (using solar cells) on the water. The first station, with a capacity of 1.7 MW, will be built at Nishihara Pond, in Hyogo Prefecture.

    The second power station, with a capacity of 1.2 MW, will be built on the Donpin Pond. According to engineers, this design is quite effective due to two factors: space saving (in Japan, every square meter is worth its weight in gold), and the possibility of passive water cooling.

    Both stations are the beginning of a large project to create a “green” 60 MW power grid, the deployment of which is planned to be completed by 2015. More precisely, by March 31, 2015. The technology for creating solar power plants on the water belongs to the company Ciel Terre, which has been successfully operating on the French energy market for more than three years. This company is responsible for the supply of floating elements and technical equipment for the construction of a floating platform.

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    Century Tokyo Leasing platform provides funding for the project, while the Kyocera Group supplies photocells and related equipment for the construction and maintenance of the station.

    According to the developers, the energy supplied by the stations is enough to supply 920 typical households, at the rate of 3600 kWh per household.

    Via pennenergy

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