Kyocera TCL Solar has completed the construction of the 29.2MW solar plant in Yonago City, Tottori Prefecture, Japan.
Modules for the solar plant were installed on 1.2km2 of land originally designated for a golf course and other purposes that were subsequently abandoned.
The solar plant comprises of 108,504 Kyocera’s 270-watt solar modules, which will generate about 36,080MWh of clean electricity per year, which would be enough to power about 12,000 typical Japanese households.
All the electricity generated from the grid will be sold to the local electric utility Chugoku Electric Power.
Kyocera claims that it had optimized installation methods to allow for weather conditions of the area and has ensured that sufficient power generation capacity, as the region has Japan Sea coastal climate with heavy snow and short hours of sunlight during winter months.
Design and construction work of the solar plant was handed over to TESS Engineering.
In March, the company has completed the installation of a 13.7MW floating solar plant, located on the Yamakura Dam reservoir in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture.
The solar plant was constructed on the surface of the reservoir, which is managed by the waterworks bureau of Chiba Prefecture for its industrial use.
The reservoir has 180,000m2 (over 44 acres) of surface area and the solar plant has more than 50,000 of Kyocera’s modules installed. These solar modules generate an overall of 16,170MWh of clean energy per year, which is enough to power more than 4,900 Japanese households.
Electricity from the plant will sold to TEPCO Energy Partner. The project was originally initiated by the Public Enterprises Agency of Chiba Prefecture seeking companies to help reduce its burden on the environment.