|Location||Yamakura Dam (Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan)|
|Operation||Kyocera TCL Solar LLC|
|Solar modules||270-watt Kyocera modules (50,904 modules in total)|
|Expected annual power generation||Approx. 16,170MWh/year|
Electricity generated is planned to be sold to Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated
|Construction timeline||Start of construction: December 2015Planned launch: FY2018 (fiscal year ending March 31, 2018)|
|Design & construction||KYOCERA Communication Systems Co., Ltd.|
|Maintenance||KYOCERA Solar Corporation|
|Company name||Kyocera TCL Solar LLC|
|Location||Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan|
|Shareholders||Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation (81%)|
Kyocera Corporation (19%)
|Business outline||To sell power produced from solar power generation|
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0801_K7VZGo 17 Apr 2015 – Kyocera Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation announced today that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC, a joint venture established by the two companies, has completed construction of two floating mega-solar power plants at Nishihira Pond and Higashihira Pond in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The plants, inaugurated in late March, will generate an estimated 3,300 megawatt hours (MWh) per year in total — enough electricity to power approximately 920 typical households*.
Features 1. Floating solar power generating systems typically generate more electricity than ground-mount and rooftop systems due to the cooling effect of the water.
Features 2. They reduce reservoir water evaporation and algae growth by shading the water.
Features 3. Floating platforms are 100% recyclable, utilizing high-density polyethylene, which can withstand ultraviolet rays and resists corrosion.
Features 4. The floating platforms are designed and engineered to withstand extreme physical stress, including typhoon conditions.
* Based on average annual use of 3,600kWh per household. Source: Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan.
The largest floating PV power plant in Japan: 13,744 kWp Installed on a water retention reservoir, Yamakura Dam, in Chiba prefecture. Project developed by Kyocera TCL Solar LLC Hydrelio® floating system provided by Ciel & Terre® International company.
Press Release March 27, 2018: https://global.kyocera.com/news-archive/2018/0301_wvfh.html
Completion ceremony for plant on Yamakura Dam reservoir attended by governor of Chiba Prefecture: https://europe.kyocera.com/news/2018/03/27155110.html
Press Release: https://europe.kyocera.com/uploads/eu/Press_Information_KYOCERA_13.7MW_Floating_Solar_Power_Plant.pdf
Press Photo_1: https://europe.kyocera.com/uploads/eu/KYOCERA_13.7MW_plant_on_the_Yamakura_Dam_reservoir.jpg
Press Photo_2: https://europe.kyocera.com/uploads/eu/KYOCERA_Completion_ceremony_at_the_project_site.jpg