Floating Solar Plant Commercialized in Japan
The largest floating solar plant, which has been installed in Japan, commenced commercial operation on March 20, 2018.
Ichigo Inc., Japan-based real estate investor announced the commercial operations of its new floating solar plant. The project consists of a 2.64-MW floating solar power plant located in Okayama Prefecture.
The power plant has been named after the company as Ichigo Kasaoka Iwanoike ECO Power Plant. The plant comprises a photovoltaic (PV) facility of 8,800 panels and is expected to generate around 3.2 million kWh per year. The projected energy generated by the plant is expected to be more than enough to meet the annual power demand of 880 local homes, as claimed by the firm.
The plant covers an area of 59,906 sq m in Kasaoka city, Iwanoike ECO is Ichigo’s 38th operational solar plant in the country. The firm has 110.26 MW of current combined capacity in Japan, including the commercialization of this new solar plant.
Overall, Ichigo has 134 MW in its Japanese portfolio. The 44 solar power plants, including facilities held by yieldco vehicle Ichigo Green Infrastructure Fund Investment Corp, are either in operation or under development, as announced by the company in a press release.
You may be interested
Eight Hours Sleep Duration Linked to Cardiovascular RiskMohit Joshi - January 3, 2019
News study revealed that sleeping for ten hours may elevate risk of mortality by 30% as compared to sleeping for seven hours Researchers from Keele University conducted…
Tax Deductions and Credits Can Take a Chunk of Money Off Your Tax BillPareesh Phulkar - January 2, 2019
When you’re climbing uphill on a mountain of owed taxes, you may easily panic. However, it might not be as scary as it might initially look. As…
Claim your Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Today with H&R Block 2019Pareesh Phulkar - January 2, 2019
Paying for child care or adult dependent care is one of the costly monthly expenses many families face. But without care, your children can't leave home to…