'4-row arrays' combined with '6-row arrays'

To realize an efficient layout of panels, Toshiba prepared arrays of two different patterns and positioned multiple rows of arrays in accordance with the width of the area.

Basic arrays are composed of 66 panels: 11 sideways panels in six rows. In addition, Toshiba structured "four-row arrays" composed of 44 panels; 11 panels in four rows, by reducing the width by two panels from the "six-row arrays." The arrays of both patterns were tilted by 10° and held by pile foundations.

For instance, "four-row" arrays were set up in two rows in the narrowest area, while "four-row" and "six-row" arrays were combined in wider areas, and "six-row" arrays were set up in two rows in the even wider areas. In this way, the arrays of two patterns were combined from two to five rows so they could be flexibly used in the various widths of the site (Fig. 7 & 8 & 9).

Fig. 7: Two rows of four-row arrays (source: SGET)

Fig. 8: Combination of one four-row array and one six-row array (source: SGET)

Fig. 9: Two rows of six-row arrays (source: Nikkei BP)

On the widest area around Chiba New Town Chuo Station, which was previously planned to be the Narita Shinkansen bullet train's station, five rows of four-row arrays were set up. The five rows of arrays orderly set up can be viewed clearly from the square in front of the station and other areas. The futuristic landscape is impressive (Fig. 10).

Fig. 10: Five rows of four-row arrays were set up around Chiba New Town Chuo Station. (source: Nikkei BP)