星期六, 九月 26, 2020
Home PV Technology Norwegian tech for Korea’s giant floating solar complex

Norwegian tech for Korea’s giant floating solar complex

Floating PV specialist Ocean Sun and South Korean energy company EN Technologies have signed an agreement to develop the pilot projects of the 2.1 GW floating solar site planned near the Saemangeum tidal flat, on the coast of the Yellow Sea.

Source:PV magazine

Norwegian floating PV specialist Ocean Sun and South Korean tech company EN Technologies have signed an agreement to develop the pilot projects of the 2.1 GW floating solar complex the Korean government is planning near the Saemangeum tidal flat, on the coast of the Yellow Sea.
The agreement includes a technology license grant for a demonstration system with a follow-on option for a minimum 100 MW of generation capacity within 18 months, Ocean Sun has stated. The deal envisages the possibility of an additional 400 MW within five years.
“The combination of South Korean technology and manufacturing excellence, with Norwegian maritime and photovoltaic expertise, is a very good match,” said Ocean Sun CEO B?rge Bj?rneklett. The Korean partner will localize production of project components.
Patented design
Ocean Sun has developed a floating solar system for near-shore and semi-sheltered waters. The patented design features a buoyancy ring anchored to the seabed with four mooring points and 12 lines. “Most of the system weight is located on the surface where the modules are deployed,” Bj?rneklett said in a recent interview with pv magazine.
The Korean government unveiled the KRW4.6 trillion ($3.82 billion) project last July and it overcame its first hurdle four months later, when the South Korean Ministry of Defense confirmed the huge plant would not affect flight operations at a nearby U.S. forces base.
The government has recently introduced new rules to prioritize solar energy projects built with low-carbon-footprint modules and the regulations are expected to favor domestic solar cell and panel manufacturers.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Apple data center in Denmark powered by 50 MW of solar

Apple has revealed that its data center in Viborg, Denmark, is now being powered by a 50 MW solar project under a long-term power...

Solar + storage experiment in Tampa Bay selected for Solar Energy Innovation Network project

An innovative solar + storage research project led by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council has been selected as a finalist for the Solar...

Chinese PV Industry Brief: 350 MW wind-solar project, 200 MW of floating PV

Longyuan Energy said this week that it has signed an agreement with the municipal authorities in Binzhou, Shandong province, to build 300 MW of solar...

IEEE creates education and credentialing program for interconnecting distributed resources to the grid

IEEE and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) announced the IEEE Std 1547-2018 Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Interconnection Commissioning: Education and Credentialing Program, a new...