Kyocera TCL Solar completes 29.2 MW PV plant in Japan

15.05.2018
Kyocera’s 29.2 MW plant on repurposed land in Yonago (Photo: Kyocera)
Kyocera’s 29.2 MW plant on repurposed land in Yonago (Photo: Kyocera)

Kyocera TCL Solar LLC has constructed a 29.2 MW utility-scale solar power plant in Yonago City, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. The company’s largest solar power plant was installed on 1.2 km2 of land originally designated for a golf course and other purposes but subsequently abandoned.

108,504 Kyocera solar modules will generate an estimated 36,080 MWh per year – enough electricity to power approximately 12,000 typical households. All electricity generated at the plant will be sold to the local utility, the Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc.

Since Tottori Prefecture has a Japan Sea coastal climate with heavy snow and short hours of sunlight during the winter months, it is not always considered to be a suitable area for constructing a solar power plant. However, the company overcame such difficulties by optimizing installation methods to allow for weather conditions of the area and ensure sufficient power generation capacity.

Kyocera TCL Solar has constructed 63 solar power plants across Japan including this 29.2 MW plant with approximately 215 MW of total output since the company was established in August 2012.

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