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Floating Mega Solar Power Plant in Japan - World-Solar

Floating Mega Solar Power Plant in Japan

Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami off the coast of japan in 2011 — a disaster which brought monumental nuclear accidents to affected cities — the country has had an increasing motivation to consider and exercise solar energy production. Japanese electronics manufacturer Kyocera has recently unveiled a 70 megawatt solar power plant in Kagoshima prefecture, now becoming japan’s largest utility-scale facility. a restructured fit program launched by the government stipulated the requirement of local utilities to purchase 100% of the power generated from solar installations of more than 10 kilowatts for a period of 20 years, a promotion for the use of renewable energy. the major project that began in july 2012 has finally begun operation on november 1st, 2013.

Read more here: http://www.designboom.com/technology/kyocera-floats-mega-solar-power-plant-in-japan-11-18-2013/