What should be paid attention to in the construction of floating photovoltaic plants? How to choose a water power generation system?
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 fish ponds, lakes, reservoirs and offshore areas where floating photovoltaic plants can be built.
Floating photovoltaic plants (FPV plants)
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 these lakes are suitable for the installation of floating PV. Moreover, 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, including water PV, will grow at a compound annual growth rate of around 6.5% from 2020 to 2030. It will be worth us $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 and quality of most components of the system, especially the floating PV mounting system.
Floating photovoltaic mounting systems on water
What should be paid attention to in the construction of floating photovoltaic plants?
In addition to floating lightly on the water, high-density materials are used to support the panels on the floating mounting structure, which is different from the stainless steel mounting structure installed on the ground. In addition, it should be considered the wind and wave resistance, frost heave resistance, bearing capacity and other properties of the mounting structure. Moreover, it has a high degree of corrosion resistance 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 offering the latest mounting structures and floating PV systems
to global customers. The newest system adopts the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) material of floating body design. This material has the characteristics of corrosion and environmental protection, and 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. It has a modular design and flexible assembly. It is easy to install and can save construction time.