Floating solar panels on an irrigation pond
Saiko Ike is located in the mountainous area of central Hyogo Prefecture and has very clean water. The pond is owned by the Land Improvement District and managed by a local farmer’s association.
Floating solar power is very popular in this area and is installed on six different ponds, including Saiko Ike, in this Land Improvement District. The pond owners improved their financial resources while maintaining existing activities on site. They were attracted by floating solar power plants development from early on, and Saiko Ike is actually the final project developped in this area. All these facilities contribute directly to reducing the local carbon footprint.
The electricity is provided to KANSAI Electric Power Company under FIT (Feed-In Tariff) scheme.
1860 kWp Power generation capacity
41% Coverage ratio
|Domestic consumption equivalence||712 homes|
|Tons of CO2 emissions saved||1269 tons|
|Operational start date||October 2020|
|Pond size||4.22 ha|
|Maximum depth||10 m|
|Water type||Fresh water|
|Power plant size||1.99 ha|
|% of coverage||41%|
|Number of solar panels installed in Hyogo||4956|
|Panels specifications||375 W, 72 cells, SUNTECH|
|Anchoring type||At the bottom|
|Anchor type||Marine anchors|
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