The Largest Floating Solar Power Plant, China Is Making Big Progress With Making More And More Solar Power Plant

china floating solar power plantChina has announced that the largest solar power plant facility on earth has finally been completed and connected to the local power grid. China is making more and more large solar power plants hoping to change the world.

How can China make such big progress around the production of solar power energy?

Long reviled for its carbon emission record, this is the Chinese government’s latest achievement in its ongoing effort to lead the world in producing solar power plants. Located in the city of Huainan, the 40-megawatt solar power plant was created by PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply Co. Ironically, the floating grid itself was constructed over a flooded former coal-mining region.

Why are floating solar systems getting more and more popular around the world?

Floating solar system are becoming increasingly popular around the world because their unique design addresses multiple efficiency and city planning issues. These floating apparatuses free up land in more populated areas and also reduce water evaporation. The cooler air at the surface also helps to minimize the risk of solar power plant design and cell performance atrophy, which is often related to long-term exposure to warmer temperatures. This is just the first of many base solar panel operations popping up around China. In 2016, the country unveiled a similar 20MW floating facility in the same area. China is also home to the Longyangxia Dam Solar Panel Park, a massive 10-square-mile, land-based facility touted as the largest solar power plant on earth

Can in the future largest solar power plants change the world?

This transition to this solar system is due to the rapidly plummeting cost of the technology itself. China could reduce prices offered to PV developers by more than a third with solar power plants projected to rival coal facilities within a decade. The nation has also announced plans to increase its use of solar power plant energy by 20 percent. An annual report released by NASA and NOAA determined that 2016 was the warmest year on record globally. This is going to be the third year in a row in which a new record was set for global average surface temperatures. That said, if we as a species hope to reverse this dire trend, initiatives like this and others will need to be adopted around the globe.