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Floating Solar Plants To Expand In Japan

 
As previously reported on CleanTechnica, Japan is experimenting with floating renewable energy. It is now expanding on that with ten floating solar installations totaling 20 MW of power capacity. These will be built by home renovator West Holdings. It will get the technology from South Korea’s LS Industrial Systems.

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Though this type of solar installation may sound exotic and even unnecessary to some, Japan has enough earthquakes that floating solar panels would be very sensible in some areas.

A nature reserve in Saitama and a swamp in Osaka are two of the first locations for these solar installations. Together, their capacity is 3 MW.

Notably, floating solar panels have been operating at a Napa Valley winery since 2011.

Japan is transitioning away from nuclear power and currently has most of its nuclear plants offline.

Image Credit: Araisyohei, Wiki Commons

 
 
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