Hanaoka Ike

Floating solar panels on an irrigation pond

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Hanaoka Ike is located in Minamiawaji City, Hyogo Prefecture, which is locally renowned for its onion production. The pond is owned by the City and managed by the local farmer’s association. A pond near Hanaoka Ike has hosted a floating solar project which has therefore started to generate renewable energy in return for paying rent for surface rental. This new neighboring project sparked the idea among other local farmers. The Minamiawaji Farmers’ Association quickly sought to secure its own financial independence and was able to achieve this by developing a floating solar power plant with Laketricity. Since its connection to the grid in 20XX, the regular rental payments have been used to repair local waterways and purchase pumping equipment for the ponds.

Electricity is provided to KANSAI Electric Power Company under FIT scheme (Feed-In Tariff).

Our role on the project

  • Project development & management
  • Stakeholder consultation & building permit issuance
  • PPA negotiation & financing
  • Construction assistance & supervision
  • Maintenance

2289 kWp Power generation capacity

48% Coverage ratio

About Hanaoka Ike project

Location Hyogo, Japan
Capacity 2289 kWp
Domestic consumption equivalence 877 homes
Tons of CO2 emissions saved 1563 tons
Operational start date March 2020
Application Irrigation pond

About the Irrigation pond

Pond size 4.40 ha
Maximum depth 10 m
Water type Fresh water
Power plant size 2.09 ha
% of coverage 48%

Technical specifications

Number of solar panels installed in Hyogo 6140
Panels specifications 375 W, 72 cells, SUNTECH

About anchoring

Anchoring type At the bottom
Anchor type Marine anchors

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