Japan is a small country, for example it is smaller than the state of California, but that will not prevent them from building a huge solar park. Japan has started work on a floating solar farm that will produce enough electricity for 5,000 homes. The multinational electronics company Kyocera is behind this project, which will have the honor of being the largest floating solar park in the world.
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The project was presented over a year ago. Now the construction has finally started. The solar park will float on a dam in Chiba Prefecture, southeast of Tokyo. Kyocera chose this formula because Japan simply does not have enough free land for a large-scale solar farm. It will be equipped with 50,000 solar panels with a total production capacity of 13.7 MW.
In Europe there are also similar projects but not of this size, especially in London the largest floating solar park in Europe is being built.
Construction is expected to be completed in 2018.