World’s largest floating solar energy system to be built in Japan

Kyocera will be developing the largest floating solar farm in the world Kyocera, a Japanese electronics company, has begun work on developing what will become the world’s largest floating solar farm. The energy system is being built in the Chiba Prefecture and is expected to generate enough electricity to power 5,000 average homes. Kyocera expects that the solar farm will begin producing electrical power in early 2018. The solar energy system resembles Japan’s continued interest in clean power, which it is using to become more environmentally friendly in the coming…

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Floating solar power station goes online in Japan

A recently launched solar energy plant in Japan floats on a water reservoir. After its completion in May, a solar power station that has been built on top of a reservoir in Hyogo prefecture, has begun operation and is the third floating station of its kind built by electronics company Kyocera, which intends to build dozens of these stations on reservoirs around the country, especially in regions where there is not enough land to build a utility-scale plant for solar energy generation. Kyocera is one of the largest vertically-integrated producers…

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UK’s first floating solar energy system is activated

Development on a new solar power system has been completed in the UK Development of a floating solar energy system has been completed in the United Kingdom. The system is located near a farm in Berkshire and some $300,000 has been invested in its development. The system floats atop a reservoir and boasts of a maximum energy capacity of 200 kilowatts. This is the first floating solar array to be activated in the United Kingdom and the system has already received some strong praise from renewable energy advocates and others.…

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