What is the level of the technology of floating PV systems in the world?
Britain was the first country to study floating photovoltaic power stations, but they have not been commercially available. In the United States, floating photovoltaic plants with a capacity of 12.5MW were not connected to the grid until 2016.
The technology of the floating photovoltaic system has been advancing in Asia and Japan. In recent years, South Korea, India, the United States, Australia, Brazil and other countries are also focusing on floating photovoltaic systems.
The reason is simple. It is because that water is cheaper than that of land. The floating photovoltaic systems on the water are better marketed. In addition, the protection of water resources is one of its advantages.
Due to its early start, Japan is the country with the largest number of actual applications of floating photovoltaic power stations in the world. However, limited by various factors, the unit capacity is always small, which is one of its major complaints.
The technology level of photovoltaic systems in our country leads the world, but floating photovoltaic systems start late. However, it develops rapidly. At present, the largest floating photovoltaic station in the world has been built in China. It is connected to the grid to generate power.
The world's largest floating photovoltaic system is located in Dezhou, Shandong Province, which is named the Dingzhuang Reservoir photovoltaic system project. Dezhou Dingzhuang Reservoir system project, with an investment of about 819 million yuan, has a total capacity of 320 MW and the first phase construction of 200 MW. Upon completion, it will become the largest single floating photovoltaic system in the world.
The data shows that the 200 MW photovoltaic system project of Dingzhuang water reservoir in Dezhou adopts the world's largest standard square array – 4 MW and 8 MW square array.