Introduction: Town’s Solar Power Plant is Now Floating, Making it the World’s First
The China-based company, Jiangsu Changjiang Machinery Manufacturing, has built the world’s first floating solar power plant in Huainan, East China.
The power plant is about 660 feet long, 160 feet wide, and 40 feet high. It uses marine engineering to avoid the problem of sinking into the mud.
The Jiangsu Changjiang Machinery Manufacturing Company is now planning to build similar plants in other areas around China.
How Did They Get the Idea of Building a Floating Solar Powerplant?
The idea of building the world’s largest solar power plant in China came to life when, in 2005, the Chinese government issued its first-ever worldwide call for designs for large-scale solar plants.
Initially, China wanted to build a coal-fired power plant that was much more cost-effective than their existing coal plants were. However, because coal is getting scarcer and more expensive, they could not find a suitable location to build the plant. So they decided instead to build a solar power plant that would produce both electricity and hydrogen fuel from water molecules.
The Design of China’s First Floating Solar Power Plant
The design of China’s first floating solar power plant will be discussed in this section. It is located on the Xinghua hydroelectric power station reservoir and has a designed output of 4.8 megawatts.
The project includes four water-cooled solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, each with a rated capacity of 250 kilowatts and a design life of 25 years. The panels are specially designed to stay afloat and resistant to impacts from wind, waves, and other storms, as well as equipment failure. The new plant is expected to generate an estimated eight gigawatt-hours (GWh) per year, enough to provide electricity for around 2,000 households.
How Secure and Environmental-Friendly This Technology Is?
China has an ambitious plan to produce 10% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. This is why China has invested in this world-first floating solar power plant design.
The country’s first floating solar power plant was completed on the water of Huainan, Anhui province, on October 12, 2018, and can generate 40 megawatts of electricity. This type of clean energy system is designed to generate electricity with zero emissions while also helping to solve some water problems faced by the city.
The World’s Largest Floating Solar Plant in China Finally Goes Live
The world’s largest floating solar power plant in China has finally gone live and is now generating power for a nearby city.
The plant was constructed on the surface of a lake and covered an area of 10,000 square meters, which is more significant than nine football fields. It can produce 40 megawatts of solar power.
The plant was made by Sung row Power Supply Co., Ltd., responsible for its operation and maintenance for 25 years. This company also built China’s first and second floating solar plants in Anhui Province and Qinghai Province.
What are The Benefits?
China’s Town Solar Power Plant is the world’s first floating solar power plant, and it is also the world’s largest floating photovoltaic (PV) power station of its kind.
The plant’s many benefits include:
– More efficient use of land.
– Less environmental impact on China’s water supply and ecosystems.
– Lower cost of producing electricity since it is cheaper to install and maintain.
Conclusion: A Bright Future for the Environment and Our Energy Sources
Nowadays, environmentalists are becoming more and more concerned with the state of the environment. However, this has not always been the case, and it wasn’t until people started to see the damage done by them. We have a bright future ahead of us regarding our energy sources and protecting the environment if we can find new ways to use these two things responsibly.