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Japan has floating solar power plants in Hyogo Prefecture

Kyocera is in the news this month. Two floating solar power plants in two reservoirs in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, are complete. This is a joint venture. The two players are Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing, which is in the business of equipment leasing. Construction started last year in September. They use 255-watt Kyocera modules, 11,256 modules in total.

kingPoS3314d ago (Edited 3314d ago )

At least Japan deploying it and openly persuing clean renewable energy sources. I wonder when the folks behind US legislation will finally pull their collective heads out of the sand. They should be wholly embracing it, not sidestepping the issue or even making it less appealing for the average consumer or business.

dota2champion3314d ago

usa government are currently trying to please the gas & oil company

ZoyosJD3314d ago

Here in SoCal we had quite the tax incentive to upgrade, but even so few people could afford the upfront cost.

SilentNegotiator3313d ago

And with the Nuclear Madhatters throwing millions into pro-nuclear campaigns, we'll probably just end up with a problem for future generations instead of fixing the issue with renewable sources.

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Silicon carbide inverter could improve the economics of solar power

Silicon carbide can help convert direct current into alternating current with less energy consumption than existing inverters, improving the economics of solar power.

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Tesla and Australia will turn 50,000 homes into a virtual solar power plant

South Australia has once again teamed up with Tesla for a solution to their energy needs, this time to create a network of houses installed with solar power panels and batteries to create a renewable power grid.

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Solar energy prices continue to plunge while coal prices climb higher

Solar power is taking root.

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