HIRAI IKE: 1,125 kWp
Located in the prefecture of Nara, Japan, this 1,125 kWp floating solar plant is installed on an irrigation pond with an area of 19,500 m² (1.9 ha).
The platform is equipped with Classic version of Hydrelio® technology and supports 4,500 floating solar panels of 60 cells (250W TRINA standard modules). The total structure covers 65% of the water surface.
For this project, Ciel & Terre supervised the engineering of the floating PV system. Our scope included:
- Supply of our Hydrelio® (made in Japan) and design of the floating platform
- Design of the anchoring solution
Anchored at the bottom of the pond, the anchoring solution has been designed to meet a maximum 2.7 m depth and a same water level variation (2.7 m, as the pond can be affected by drought).
Hirai Ike’s floating solar plant has been operational since July 2015 and generates green electricity to the local grid.