Saiko Ike

Floating solar panels on an irrigation pond

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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.

Our role on the project

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

1860 kWp Power generation capacity

41% Coverage ratio

About Saiko Ike project

Location Hyogo, Japan
Capacity 1860 kWp
Domestic consumption equivalence 712 homes
Tons of CO2 emissions saved 1269 tons
Operational start date October 2020
Application Irrigation pond

About the Irrigation pond

Pond size 4.22 ha
Maximum depth 10 m
Water type Fresh water
Power plant size 1.99 ha
% of coverage 41%

Technical specifications

Number of solar panels installed in Hyogo 4956
Panels specifications 375 W, 72 cells, SUNTECH

About anchoring

Anchoring type At the bottom
Anchor type Marine anchors

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