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March 29, 2018

Kyocera and Tokyo Century JV open 13.7MW floating solar power plant

Kyocera TCL Solar has commenced operations of Japan’s largest 13.7MW floating solar plant on the Yamakura Dam reservoir in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture.

Kyocera TCL Solar has commenced operations of Japan’s largest 13.7MW floating solar plant on the Yamakura Dam reservoir in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture.

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Established in 2012, Kyocera TCL Solar is a joint venture (JV ) of Kyocera and Tokyo Century to promote large-scale solar projects.

The solar plant was built over the surface of the reservoir, which is managed by the waterworks bureau of Chiba Prefecture for its industrial use.

With a 180,000m² surface area, 50,904 270W Kyocera solar modules were installed to generate an estimated 16,170MWh a year, which is enough to power nearly 5,000 households.

“All power generated from the plant will be sold to TEPCO Energy Partner.”

It is reported that all power generated from the plant will be sold to TEPCO Energy Partner.

The project was initially started by the Public Enterprises Agency of Chiba Prefecture as it was seeking companies to help reduce its burden on the environment.

Including the 13.7MW solar plant at Yamakura, the JV has built 61 solar power plants across Japan since its formation.

Rather than using agricultural land, Kyocera TCL Sola has developed seven floating solar power plants using Japan’s freshwater dams and reservoirs.

Along with the JV , Kyocera and Tokyo Century intend to promote renewable energy, as well as contribute to environmental protection and the creation of a sustainable society.

Founded in 1959, Kyocera supplies solar power generating systems, electronic devices, semiconductor packages, printers, copiers, mobile phones, cutting tools and industrial components.

Tokyo Century was launched in 2009 through the merger of Century Leasing System and Tokyo Leasing and has operations worldwide.

Its business includes equipment leasing, speciality financing, and domestic automobile financing.

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