Japan has been hungry for alternative energy ever since the 2011 Fukushima disaster made nuclear power an unattractive option in the country, and golf courses just happen to be perfectly suited for solar power â€“ theyâ€™re large open spaces that often get lots of sunlight.
Kyoceraâ€™s first project is a 23 MW solar plant on a golf course in Kyoto prefecture.
In 2017, the plant is expected to produce enough power for about 8,100 households.
The company is also developing a 92 megawatt solar plant â€“ to generate enough energy for over 30,000 households â€“ on an abandoned golf course in Kagoshima prefecture.
Originally from Business Insider Australia