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Floating solar project completed in Japan

Japanese firm Daiwa Lease has completed a 1-megawatt floating solar power project in the Osaka, Japan.

More than 4,000 solar panels have been supplied by Jinko Solar for the Dream Solar project which floats on a reservoir, according to a statement from Daiwa Lease on Tuesday.

The firm said that the 500 million-yen (£2.5 million) plant will produce enough electricity for 328 homes.

Daiwa Lease, part of Daiwa House Group, confirmed on Tuesday it has finalised the 1-MW floating solar power system in Japan’s western prefecture of Osaka.

The group has a target of reaching a total installed renewable energy capacity of 200 MW of by 2018.

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