Whoa! World’s biggest floating solar power plant is all set to produce the huge amount of energy. A unit of China Three Gorges Corp. is building a 1 billion yuan ($151 million) floating solar power plant, the world’s biggest, in the nation’s eastern province of Anhui.
There are 1.20 lakh panels in it.About 5.6 percent of solar power generation was idled in the first three quarters, according to data from the National Energy Administration. It means it is expected to fulfill the power requirements of 15 thousand homes.
It is a 150-megawatt project started in July and part of the plant has connected to the grid, according to a Dec. 10 statement. The project features panels fixed to floats on the surface of a lake that formed after a coal mine collapsed, according to the unit. The entire facility is expected to come online by May 2018.
At present, 72% of China’s energy needs are attained through coal. This project will help to prevent the use of 53 thousand tonnes of coal. Near about Rs 5.72 lakh crore have been spent on clean energy in China. This plant will provide a huge relief. This is China’s biggest commissioned floating solar project was a 40-megawatt farm by Sungrow Power Supply Co.