World’s largest floating solar PV plant connected to grid in China

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The world’s largest floating PV power plant, with the capacity of 40 MW is now connected to the grid.

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The 40MW floating PV power plant relying on Sungrow inverters. Sungrow
The 40MW floating PV power plant relying on Sungrow inverters.

The world’s largest floating PV power plant, with the capacity of 40MW is now connected to the grid.

Chinese PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow announced that a 40MW aquaculture project, the world’s largest floating PV power plant, had been grid connected with its SG2500-MV central inverters in the flooded coal-mining region of Huainan, China.

The power plant is located on a lake that formed in this coal-rich area as a result of gradual subsidence and floods caused by heavy rains. Its water depth today ranges from to 4 to 10 meters.

Sungrow’s central inverter SG2500-MV integrates the inverter, transformer and switchgear, as a turnkey station with lower transportation cost due to its 20-foot containerized design.

In addition, the Chinese manufacturer has also supplied its SunBox PVS-8M/16M-W combiner box, customized for floating power plants, that enables their smooth operation in high humidity and salt spray environments.

“Introducing cutting-edge technologies to products is what we are always committed to. We continue to offer better products and solutions to customers all over the world,” said Renxian Cao, president of Sungrow.

In addition to its established reputation as one of the world’s leading inverter suppliers, Sungrow has more projects in the pipeline, including its 5 MW EMC chamber (that will be presented at this year’s Intersolar Europe).

With Japanese multinational electronics company TDK Corporation as supplier and the total investment of more than $20 million, Sungrow’s 10m anechoic chamber is the first professional photovoltaic inverter laboratory in China.

The chamber can be used for various types of inverter testing. Sungrow says that through the use of professional testing software, its EMC chamber can achieve similar accuracy to professional testing organizations.

Source: PV Magazine. Reproduced with permission.
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  1. George Darroch 2 years ago

    How do they wash the panels? A guy with a mop in a rowboat, I suppose…

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