Solar panel fire on the water, almost extinguished on September 9 at 17:10

On the afternoon of the 9th, there was a fire that burned the solar panel of the largest “water mega solar” in Japan, utilizing the surface of a dam in Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture. Firefighting is investigating that the panel may generate heat due to the effects of a typhoon and that a fire may have started.

According to the Ichihara City Fire Department in Chiba Prefecture, around 1 o'clock on the 9th, “Solar panels burned and black smoke came out at“ Water Mega Solar ”utilizing the water surface of“ Yamakura Dam ”in Yamakura, Ichihara City. There was a report from a nearby person.

As a result of fire fighting, the fire was almost extinguished after about 2 hours, and no one was injured.

This “water mega solar” uses more than 50,000 solar panels and has an area of ​​approximately 18 hectares, which is the largest water solar in Japan.

At the site, the solar panels were piled up and turned up, and the fire department was investigating that the solar panels might have been heated and burned by the typhoon.