Kyocera Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation announced today that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC has completed construction of its third floating mega-solar power plant in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. A ceremony was held on May 24 to commemorate completion of the 2.3MW plant, which will generate an estimated total of 2,680MWh per year — enough electricity to power approximately 820 typical households.
Due to the rapid implementation of solar power, securing tracts of land suitable for utility-scale plants is becoming increasingly difficult in Japan. In order to utilize the country's abundant water surfaces, Kyocera TCL Solar began installing floating solar power generation systems.
Through its projects, Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing hope to contribute to the expansion of renewable energy and development of a low carbon society.