South Korea's biggest hybrid solar-wind project

Aug 27, 2020 05:49 PM ET
  • A 133 MW hybrid solar-wind power plant linked to 242 MWh of storage is currently being built in a hilly area in South Korea. Chinese supplier JA Solar has provided the modules for the PV section.
South Korea's biggest hybrid solar-wind project
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Chinese solar module maker JA Solar has actually announced that it will supply its products for among the world's biggest hybrid solar-wind projects, a 133 MW plant under construction by South Korea's EPC LS Electric.

The panel manufacturer said its modules will be used to construct the 93 MW PV area of the center, which will certainly be released on the ground of an existing 40 MW wind ranch.

"This project makes use of the extra land of the wind farm for the setup of the photovoltaic power plant to meet the South Korean market's expanding need for clean power while properly raising the usage of the land," JA Solar said, including that the plant would be the country's largest mountainous solar power plant project.

According to LS Electric, the project, named Yeongam Solar Power Generation Project, is located in Yeongam area, South Jeolla Province, in the Honam area at the southwestern pointer of the Korean peninsula, which is seeing thriving growth of small scale renewables projects.

The facility, which is prepared to be linked to a battery capability of 242 MWh, is being created by Korean wind expert Daemyoung Energy. According to LS Electric, Daemyoung Energy will market renewable energy certifications from solar energy generation to neighborhood utility Korea South-East Power Co. under a 20-year agreement.

The project is arranged to begin industrial operation by the end of the year.

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