In an effort to clean up its air by reducing CO2 emissions, Japan announced that two gigantic solar power generation plants will be installed in Sakai City.
The title of the project is quite a mouth full – the Sakai City Waterfront Mega Solar Power Generation Plan. Say that three times fast. I guess the title has to be fitting for the size of the project, however, because the two facilities will have a 28,000 kW combined maximum capacity and will help to reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 10,000 tons annually. Not too shabby.The city will work in conjunction with Sharp Japan and Kansai Electric Power, and Sharp plans on using thin-film silicon solar modules.
Sakai hopes to be one of Japan’s greenest cities, and with this project is off to a pretty good start on their “Cool City Sakai” low-carbon metropolis initiative. Even the locations are well planned, with the first facility to be erected atop an industrial waste landfill, and the second will actually be solar power generation facilities installed on Sharp’s and other companies’ buildings in a manufacturing complex, so Sharp can run on solar, making their products just thaaaaat much greener.
With so many fun solar products coming out of Japan, as well as some residential solar requirements, I’m not surprised to see some serious solar power generation such as this in the works.
Via GoodCleanTech, Sharp