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Construction of a 28 megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar power plant has been completed by Kyocera TCL Solar LLC in the town of Taiwa, Kurokawa District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The solar power plant started operations in late June 2018.

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Kyocera 28 Megawatt Solar Power Project Completed In Japan

Construction of a 28 megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar power plant has been completed by Kyocera TCL Solar LLC in the town of Taiwa, Kurokawa District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The solar power plant started operations in late June 2018.

Construction of a 28 megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar power plant has been completed by Kyocera TCL Solar LLC in the town of Taiwa, Kurokawa District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The solar power plant started operations in late June 2018.

Over 100,000 Kyocera solar modules will produce enough electricity to provide power to nearly all the homes in the town of Taiwa.  The number of average households the plant is capable of providing electricity to is about 11,000.

Of course, solar power plants can only provide electricity with adequate sunlight, so there is some intermittency based on weather.

Still, it must be a very striking experience to live in a small town and know that almost all the electricity is being generated by a clean, renewable source of electricity, which is very different from conventional energy sources. For example, people who live near a nuclear power facility can experience fear and anxiety about accidents and explosions that leak harmful radiation.

Living near a coal power plant can be a similar experience because of the toxic air pollution. None of this is present with solar power because it doesn’t emit any form of pollution, nor does it leak toxic materials into the air, water, or soil.

Even though the smaller solar power plants may seem less exciting, when they are able to provide enough electricity for a whole population center there is a new experience provided by them in addition to the clean energy. One example is that a local solar power plant may become a destination for school field trips to teach children about clean, renewable energy and climate change.

Kyocera TCL Solar was established in 2012, and since then has constructed solar power plants in over 60 Japanese sites with a total of about 258 MW of capacity. Kyocera is also responsible for Japan’s largest floating solar power plant.

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