A 100-MW floating photovoltaic (PV) power project was reported to be connected to gird recently in Zhuanghe city of Liaoning province, marking the largest solar power plant in northeastern China has come online.
Invested over 800 million yuan ($122.44 million), the solar power plant will produce more than 130 GWh of electricity each year. An immense array of PV panels has been installed across more than 200 hectares of area above the reservoir and surrounding shallows.
The power station can save 42,000 tonnes of standard coal burning, equal to 104,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission.
The plant also doubles as fishery ‒ electricity is flowing into grid above water surface under the sun, while fish are leisurely swimming and foraging beneath.
Solar power is growing rapidly in China these years and power plants with the "energy + ecology" pattern have emerged in many places.
At the begging of this year, China's biggest solar fishery was put into operation in Cixi, Zhejiang province, with installed capacity totaling 200 MW. It's expected the PV station can power 100,000 households each year.
(Writing by Alex Guo Editing by Tammy Yang)
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