Announced as the world’s largest floating PV plant when construction kicked off in January 2016, Kyocera TCL Solar (a joint-venture between Kyocera and Tokyo Century) began operations of the massive 13.7 MW project in March of this year. The Yamakura solar power plant is now Japan’s largest floating PV plant, and sits 3rd in the global ranking.

In this unique visit organized by Solarplaza, Kyocera will provide detailed insights and share untold stories on the planning and construction of Japan’s largest floating plant, followed by a tour around the incredible surroundings of the Yamakura dam during which the system design and O&M practices will be thoroughly explained.

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Floating PV solar has grown at a considerable pace: the cumulative capacity of our updated top 70 floating plants has more than doubled in comparison with last year's, and Japan remains to be the global frontrunner within the segment. This visit aims to provide a valuable experience - both in terms of gaining more hands-on knowledge and insights into the workings of a floating PV plant of this magnitude; as in facilitating excellent informal networking within the select group.

9:00 - Gathering at the conference venue

9:15 - Bus departure

10:30 - Arrival and registration

10:45 - Site Introduction

11:05 - Tour around the Dam:
system design and O&M explained

11:45 - Q&A

12:00 - Departure from PV plant site

13:15 - Arrival back in Tokyo


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In collaboration with Kyocera


About Kyocera TCL Solar:

Since its establishment, Kyocera TCL Solar (a joint-venture between Tokyo Century Corporation (81%) Kyocera Corporation (19%) ) has constructed 61 solar power plants across Japan including the nation’s largest floating solar project, the 13.7MW plant at Yamakura. The Company has developed seven floating solar power plants using Japan’s fresh-water dams and reservoirs rather than agricultural land, for it is becoming more difficult to secure tracts of land suitable for a utility-scale power plant.