China just finished the largest floating solar power plant
The largest floating PV solar power plant with a capacity of 40MW was just completed in Huainan, south Anhui province, China.
Floating solar power plants are becoming increasingly popular across the globe due to their ability to reduce water evaporation in many applications, while the cooler ambient air, due to the water location, notably in hot and humid environments, limits the solar panel’s exposure to the ‘temperature coefficient’ that results in performance degradation as ambient temperatures increase.
The floating solar plant’s central inverter was deployed at the floating plant that featured the integration of the inverter, the transformer and the switchgear, as a turnkey station. In addition, the combiner box was also customized for floating power plants applications, enabling it to work in a stable condition in such environment with high levels of humidity and salt spray.
The floating plant is located on flooded land with the depth of water ranging from 4 to 10 meters. A 20MW floating system in the same region had been the largest operating since early 2016.