The installation — called the Hirakio Water Mega Solar Project — was constructed by Sumitomo Mitsui and was developed near the town of Miki. Image: Mitsubishi Electric

The installation — called the Hirakio Water Mega Solar Project — was constructed by Sumitomo Mitsui and was developed near the town of Miki. Image: Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric and Sumitomo Mitsui Construction have completed construction of a 2.6MW floating solar project at Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.

The installation, called the Hirakio Water Mega Solar Project, was constructed by Sumitomo Mitsui and was developed near the town of Miki.

Mitsubishi Electric provided a high-pressure power conditioner for the project, while 9,504 solar panels were installed at the site. The 2.6MW floating project stands as the largest installation of its kind that both Mitsubishi and Sumitomo have worked on.

Japan has become a destination for floating PV projects over the last couple of years, with Kyocera announcing back on 21 January 2016 that it was developing a 13.7MW floating solar project in Chiba Prefecture.

Tags: mitsubishi electric, floating pv, floating, japan, sumitomo

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