South Korea's biggest floating PV plant now on the internet

Aug 21, 2020 07:46 PM ET
  • Designer Scotra claims that the project is the second-biggest floating PV variety outside of China.
South Korea's biggest floating PV plant now on the internet
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South Korean floating PV specialist Scotra has ended up constructing a 25 MW floating solar plant on a tank in Goheung area, in the South Korean district of Jeollanam.

The business finished the very first 9 MW stage of the project last October, yet it did not connect the 2nd 16 MW part to the grid until now. It developed the project with its plastic advances as well as corrosion-resistant alloy steel frameworks. It did not expose any other technological information.

Nonetheless, Scotra did claim that it is presently developing 2 more large PV projects in Korea-- a 40 MW plant at the Hapcheon hydro-electric power dam and also 72 MW of capacity at the Saemangeum sea wall on the Yellow Sea. For the Saemangeum project, it has actually also developed a new 300 MW manufacturing facility to generate floaters and also frameworks, it included.

The 2.1 GW Saemangeum project will certainly be 14 times larger than the existing floating solar record owner, a 150 MW plant that is currently being built in Huainan, in China's Anhui district. The South Korean government revealed the KRW4.6 trillion ($3.85 billion) project last July. It overcame its first obstacle four months later, when the South Korean Ministry of Defense validated that the substantial plant would not influence flight procedures at a nearby U.S. militaries base.

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