Norwegian tech for Korea's gigantic floating solar complex
- Floating PV professional Ocean Sun as well as South Korean energy business EN Technologies have authorized an agreement to establish the pilot projects of the 2.1 GW floating solar site intended near the Saemangeum tidal flat, on the coast of the Yellow Sea.
Norwegian floating PV expert Ocean Sun as well as South Korean technology company EN Technologies have actually authorized an arrangement to develop the pilot projects of the 2.1 GW floating solar facility the Korean federal government is intending near the Saemangeum tidal flat, on the coast of the Yellow Sea.
The arrangement includes a technology permit grant for a demonstration system with a follow-on option for a minimal 100 MW of generation ability within 18 months, Ocean Sun has actually mentioned. The bargain imagines the possibility of an extra 400 MW within 5 years.
" The combination of South Korean modern technology and also manufacturing quality, with Norwegian maritime as well as photovoltaic or pv experience, is an excellent match," said Ocean Sun CEO Børge Bjørneklett. The Korean partner will localize production of project elements.
Ocean Sun has developed a floating planetary system for near-shore as well as semi-sheltered waters. The trademarked style includes a buoyancy ring secured to the seabed with four mooring points as well as 12 lines. "Most of the system weight is located on the surface where the modules are deployed," Bjørneklett stated in a recent interview with pv magazine.
The Korean government introduced the KRW4.6 trillion ($3.82 billion) project last July as well as it conquered its first hurdle four months later, when the South Korean Ministry of Defense validated the big plant would certainly not impact flight operations at a nearby U.S. forces base.
The government has just recently introduced new policies to focus on solar power projects built with low-carbon-footprint modules and the policies are expected to favor domestic solar cell as well as panel manufacturers.