Kyocera TCL Solar has completed construction of a 29.2 MW solar power plant in Yonago City, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. The company did not reveal its investment in the solar power plant.
The company installed solar modules on 1.2km2 of land which was originally designated for a golf course and other purposes but subsequently abandoned.
108,504 Kyocera solar modules will generate an estimated 36,080 megawatt hours (MWh) per year — enough electricity to power approximately 12,000 typical households. Electricity generated at the plant will be sold to the local utility called Chugoku Electric Power Co.
The solar company overcame difficulties by optimizing installation methods to allow for weather conditions of the area and ensure sufficient power generation capacity. Tottori Prefecture has a Japan Sea coastal climate with heavy snow and short hours of sunlight during the winter months.
Kyocera TCL Solar has constructed 63 solar power plants across Japan including this 29.2 MW plant with approximately 215 MW of total output since the company was established in August 2012.