Giant Floating Solar Power Stations Are Japan's Newest Power Source

16-Jun-2015 After the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan got serious about investing in renewable energy, becoming one of the world leaders in solar power. But the nation faced a problem in its solar efforts: a lack of suitable land.

In a promising solution, the country is now turning to floating solar power stations, this month going live with its largest such systems to date in two reservoirs in Kato City in the nation’s Hyogo prefecture, Quartz reports. The systems consist of almost 9,000 solar panels on a bed of polyethylene and are fully waterproofed. (The Huffington Post  By Joseph Erbentraut)


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