Watashi Ike

Floating solar panels on an irrigation pond

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Discover the Watashi Ike floating solar power plant, Japan: a floating PV project developed by Laketricity and installed on an irrigation lake.

The whole structure covers 52% of the water surface. The anchoring was made with Percussive driven earth anchors.

Our role on the project

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

2170 kWp Power generation capacity

52% Coverage ratio

About Watashi Ike project

Location Kagawa, Japan
Capacity 2170 kWp
Domestic consumption equivalence 335 homes
Tons of CO2 emissions saved 598 tons
Operational start date June 2018
Application Irrigation pond

About the Irrigation pond

Pond size 4.10 ha
Maximum depth 5 m
Water type Fresh water
Power plant size 2.13 ha
% of coverage 52%

Technical specifications

Number of solar panels installed in Kagawa 6289
Panels specifications 345 W, 72 cells, Jinko

About anchoring

Anchoring type On the banks
Anchor type Percussive driven anchors

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