World’s largest floating solar power plant commissioned
Chinese state company CECEP and French Ciel & Terre has completed all work on the launch of the largest floating solar power plant to date, with a capacity of 70 MW. Nearby, on the same reservoir, another station with a capacity of 150 MW will soon begin to fully function..
Construction of a project distributed on 13 separate islands on an area of 140 hectares, was completed at the end of 2018, and this month the facility was connected to the network, tested and put into operation. The site of the complex is located in the flooded mine area near the city of Suzhou.
In addition to floating monocrystalline modules, central inverters are also installed on piles along the shoreline of the quarry so as not to interfere with the operation of neighboring farms. The electronic installation is supported by concrete supports and 1,500 screw anchors that go underground to a depth of 8-15 meters.
All floating elements were manufactured locally to reduce travel costs and provide jobs for local residents. Additionally, a new 110 V power line was built, with a length of 18 km.
The network is expected to produce 77.69 MWh of energy in the first year, which should be enough to meet the needs of about 21 thousand local households..
Despite the fact that the launched complex is currently the world’s largest floating photovoltaic station, a 150 MW solar farm by Three Gorges New Energy is located nearby on the same reservoir, which is already partially connected to the power system, and after full commissioning will become a new one. the leader.
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We also previously reported that China has powered the world’s most powerful transmission line, which can transmit up to 12 GW of power over a distance of 3,293 km, as well as the largest 108 MW 648 MWh battery plant connected to the UAE..
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Ciel & Terre International