What should we pay attention to in the construction of floating photovoltaic power stations? How to choose a PV power generation system on water?
With the development of the photovoltaic industry, land resources that can be used to install power stations are increasingly scarce and expensive. Therefore, more people are turning to photovoltaic plants on the water, like the shift to wind farms. Many investors are now looking for fishponds, lakes, reservoirs and offshore areas where floating photovoltaic plants can be built.
Floating photovoltaic power stations
There are about 86,000 lakes with a total area of 90,000 square kilometers and reservoirs with a total area of more than 25,000 square kilometers in China. All of them are suitable for the installation of floating PV systems
. It would take just 20% of the water area to install photovoltaic plants to generate 3TW of clean energy for the entire country.
On a global scale, the aquatic PV market is bigger. According to Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global PV Market. The water PV will grow at a compound annual growth rate of around 6.5% from 2020 to 2030, and the growth worth will be $565 billion by 2030.
However, due to many technical problems, the development of water PV is not easy. Compared with the traditional ground PV and rooftop distributed PV, the construction of water PV power station has higher requirements on the specifications. Especially the water PV mounting system, the system quality is the most important.
Floating photovoltaic mounting systems on water
What should be paid attention to in the construction of the floating photovoltaic power station?
In addition to floating lightly on the water, high-density materials to support the panels are also used for the floating bracket, which is different from the stainless steel bracket installed on the ground. In addition, as for the mounting structure, we should consider wind and wave resistance, frost heave resistance, bearing capacity and other properties. In addition, a high degree of corrosion resistance should be considered to ensure the service life and durability of the mounting system in extreme environmental conditions.
How to choose a water photovoltaic power generation system?
Topper is a professional supplier for global customers with a high-quality floating solar PV mounting system. Our system adopts the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) material of floating body design. This material has the characteristics of corrosion and environmental protection. It has very good UV radiation and ageing resistance, to ensure that the service life of 25 years and durability.
The floating system includes the main floating body for mounting panels, maintenance channels, connectors such as pins, nuts, and pressure blocks, as well as the anchoring system. Modular design, flexible assembly, easy to install, save construction time.
Topper can provide anchorage solutions tailored to the needs of its customer. We consider that different construction conditions and floating projects require different anchorage methods. Based on specific water conditions, Topper's engineering team takes into account every detail of the construction of the floating power plant to provide the customer with the overall system layout solution. In addition, through Topper's internal simulation system, the layout design is simulated and tested in order to ensure the feasibility of the solution.
Floating photovoltaic power station
Topper has its own independent production plant and warehouse. Topper is able to respond quickly to customer needs by working closely with upstream suppliers for a long time. In addition, the modular design of the floating body can reduce transportation space, thus saving transportation costs. So far, Topper's MRac floating system has passed a series of professional tests and tests, including but not limited to TUV raw material test, TUV UV resistance test, TUV wind tunnel test, drinking water test, mounting structure test, SGS flame retardant test, etc., and has obtained a series of authoritative certifications, such as ISO 9001:2015.
Whether it is ground, roof or floating system, the mounting system plays an important role in the stability and economy of the whole plant. Topper provides cost-effective system solutions for floating photovoltaic power plants with high quality assurance and obvious advantages. It has been well received by customers at home and abroad.