Japan Has Built Its Largest Water Photovoltaic Power Station

- Nov 10, 2017-

Japan's largest water solar power station has been built at the qianye mountain reservoir with a capacity of 13.7 megawatts and is expected to be in business in March next year.

The plant a total of more than 50000 solar panels, covers the water area of about 180000 square meters, about one-third of the total area of mountain warehouse reservoir, in addition to occupy a land area of about 15000 square meters.

When it goes into operation next march, it will generate an annual electricity consumption equivalent to 5,000 households, which will reduce emissions by about 8,000 tonnes per year.

The power station was developed and operated by Japan's kyocera TCL solar joint venture.

Mountain warehouse reservoir is managed by chiba prefecture waterway bureau of an industrial water reservoir, kyocera TCL solar energy joint venture and chiba prefecture signed a 20-year lease agreement, and for the price of every degree of 32 yen will all electricity sales to Tokyo electric power company.

According to the introduction, because the water surface equipment has carried on the bottom fixed, so can withstand a large degree of wind waves.

The cost of building a solar power plant is similar to that of a conventional solar power plant, which can effectively use water space to reduce evaporation and inhibit algae growth.

The cooling effect also helps to increase the efficiency of solar panels.

But the reservoir is an industrial water reservoir, so the reservoir will not be used for aquaculture.