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Re: Photvoltaics (PV)
« Reply #225 on: May 28, 2017, 09:00:25 pm »


China Activates World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

May 26th, 2017 by Steve Hanley

SNIPPET:

The panels help to conserve precious freshwater supplies by lowering the amount of evaporation into the surrounding atmosphere  . In return, the water keeps ambient temperatures around the solar panels lower, which helps boost their efficiency and limit long-term heat-induced degradation.

The most interesting thing about the floating solar power plant in Huainan, however, is that the lake supporting it was created by rain after the surrounding land collapsed in a process known as subsidence following intensive coal mining operations over a period of years. Anhui province is rich in coal reserves and has been the source of much of the coal used to power the Chinese economy.

“Sungrow supplied the plant’s central inverter unit, which transforms direct current from the solar panels into an alternating current for delivery to the local power grid,” I Drop News reports. “The manufacturer also supplied a customized combiner box that aggregates power from multiple solar panel arrays and sends it to the central inverter. The combiner box has been specifically designed for floating PV plants and can operate in environments with high humidity and salt spray.

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/05/26/china-activates-worlds-largest-floating-solar-power-plant/

Agelbert Note: Well, will wonders never cease?  ;D Renewable Energy actually benefited from intensive coal mining caused subsidence.  :D
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