A part of one 7.55MW floating photovoltaic project in Japan overturned due to Typhoon No. 9.152 panels (41.8kw) were damaged because of the overturning of the floating photovoltaic mounting system
and the photovoltaic panels installed on the floating PV mounting system. "It is very likely that the water level exceeded the designed water level and the anchorage system was broken. Then, the overturning happened."
On September 8, according to the Nikkei BP News Agency, the 7.55MW floating photovoltaic power station in Kawashima Town, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, was damaged in the strong wind and waves caused by Typhoon No. 9 on August 22. 152 panels (41.8kw) were damaged due to the overturning of the floating photovoltaic mounting system
and the photovoltaic panels installed on the floating photovoltaic mounting system
The photovoltaic power station in the disaster area was built on the surface of the agricultural reservoir managed by the land improvement area of Kawashimamachi, and it was connected to the grid for power generation on October 26, 2015. The floating photovoltaic mounting system
in the project was made by Ciel Terre International.
Ciel Terre's floating photovoltaic mounting system
is made of UV resistant and corrosion-resistant HDPE. It has been used in France for more than 5 years. Japan's increasing number of floating photovoltaic power stations have also adopted the one made of HDPE. We, Topper Floating Solar PV Mounting Manufacturer Co., Ltd also manufacture HDPE floating solar mounting systems for floating Solar PV power plants.
According to the data released by the Japan Meteorological Agency, Kawashimamachi's southern Saitama Prefecture was affected by Typhoon No. 9 at 3-4 p.m. on August 22. The instantaneous wind speed exceeded 20m/s (Class 8 strong wind). The strong wind blew from northwest, northwest by west and west, so the edge of the west side of the water PV power station overturned due to the strong wind and big waves, and the whole solar mounting system overturned.