Revolvable Solar Panels Set Up for 'Solar Sharing'

2014/06/19 15:51
Kiyotaka Nakanishi, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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Hatsudenman, a firm that sells solar power generation systems and is based in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, installed a system using revolvable solar panels over agricultural land for the first time in Japan.

The "solar sharing" system is aimed at sharing sunlight between land and solar panels to realize both agriculture and solar power generation. It enables to manually change the angles of the solar panels attached to the mounting system so that the amount of sunlight received by crops can be adjusted in accordance with their growth state.