Japan began to struggle with the lack of energy using floating solar power plants

After the accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" in the strongest ever Japan earthquake and ensuing tsunami, the country faces significant energy shortages. Fukushima-1 was one of the twenty-five largest nuclear power plants in the world.

Japan's dependence on coal and gas increased, and the authorities of the country urged to reduce energy consumption by 15%. Proponents of "clean" energy have encouraged the use of wind and solar energy, but the deployment of such power plants is hampered by the small land area of the island nation. Japanese companies Kyocera Communications Systems have found a solution: she started floating solar power plant.

The area of Japan is about 378 thousand kilometers, of which 0.8% is water surface. In the country doing more than 126 million people. The population density is 336,3 people per square kilometer. These data show how it is important for Japan to make efficient use of the territory.

The Kyocera Communications Systems has built floating solar power capacity of 3.3 MW. This will be enough for the electrical supply 820 houses.

The cost of installing this plant is similar to installing it on the land, but to deploy on water takes less time. Workers assemble the frame, placed it on the solar panel and connect them to the equipment on the shore with cables protected by plastic pipes. Tubes don't sink the inspectors can easily determine whether they have been damaged. The maximum length of the floating cable is 400 meters.

Work hampers the possibility of losing detail in the water: when installing need help divers. Floating solar plants easier to cool, since water takes heat.

Station on the surface of the lake, Sarasamaina consists of nine thousand solar panels measuring 1 x 1.7 m, its total capacity is 2.3 MW. The world's largest floating solar power plant. The station launched in June, it started selling energy Kansai Electric Power Company.

Kyocera plans to build a floating power plant of 1.7 MW near the town of Kato and capacity of 13.4 MW in the city of Ichihara. The plan of location of power plant of 13.4 MW.published by P. S. And remember, only by changing their consumption — together we change the world! ©

Source: geektimes.ru/post/259476/


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