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Abandoned golf courses are converted to solar power plants in Japan

In Japan, there are lots of abandoned golf courses. Now, as a new approach these vast areas are being converted to solar power plants.

Solar power plants

After the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in 2011, Japan has been looking for safer and renewable energy alternatives. Solar power plants are good candidates for the solution.

The first 23 megawatt project will be completed in 2017, and will fulfill the energy need of about 8,000 houses. The project owner is the Kyocera Group.

Kyocera also have another 92 megawatt similar solar power plant project which will supply energy for about 30,000 houses.

We hope that every person on earth understands the critical importance of safe and renewable energy production.


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Floating solar power plants

Floating solar power plants

Credits: www.sciencealert.com

In Japan, two floating solar power plants opened. These plants are capable to supply all energy about 1000 homes.

Power plants are planned to increase reliance on sustainable energy sources. As you know, on 2011, Fukushima nuclear disaster occurred in Japan. Now they are planning to have a more reliable energy policy.

Of course, it is more difficult to build a solar arrays which contains huge amounts of solar cells on the surface of a lake. But, since land space is quite scarce in Japan, the project becomes feasable.

For the details and the video please click: http://www.sciencealert.com/two-enormous-floating-solar-power-plants-have-just-opened-in-japan

Source: www.sciencealert.com