Magase ike

Floating solar panels on an irrigation pond

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Magase Ike is located in Awaji Island, Minamiawaji City, Hyogo prefecture. The pond where the project is installed is owned by the town and 5 districts administrate it. The pond’s water is for agricultural use only. The first contact to the Administrator of the 5 districts was in June 2018, and we started power generation in May 2021.

The 5 districts wanted steady, passive income streams while maintaining the use of the pond for agricultural irrigation. They asked the Town to support our project, which would enable them to benefit from various advantages through the development of the floating photovoltaic project. Indeed, with limited land space available, floating solar power appears to be the ideal solution for increasing green energy production without taking up land.

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

Our role on the project

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

2662 kWp Power generation capacity

50% Coverage ratio

About Magase ike project

Location Hyogo, Japan
Capacity 2662 kWp
Domestic consumption equivalence 1026 homes
Tons of CO2 emissions saved 1830 tons
Operational start date May 2021
Application Irrigation pond

About the Irrigation pond

Pond size 4.33 ha
Maximum depth 8 m
Water type Fresh water
Power plant size 2.98 ha
% of coverage 50%

Technical specifications

Number of solar panels installed in Hyogo 6656
Panels specifications 400 W, 72 cells, SUNTECH

About anchoring

Anchoring type At the bottom
Anchor type Marine anchors

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