Ichigo Starts Operation of 2.64MW Floating Solar Plant in Okayama

2018/05/27 16:22
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer & Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP Intelligence Group, CleanTech Institute
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The 2.64MW floating solar plant (source: Ichigo)

Ichigo Inc built a floating solar power plant with an output of about 2.64MW on an agricultural reservoir in Kasaoka City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, and started power generation March 20, 2018.

It is the company's first floating solar power plant, and a solar panel whose front and back sides are both made of glass was employed.

Ichigo rented 59,906m2 of water surface owned by Kasaoka City and installed 8,800 solar panels. The plant is expected to generate about 3,197,000kWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 880 households, per year. The FIT tariff set for the plant is ¥24/kWh.