Sungrow, a global PV inverter system solution supplier, announced that the world's largest floating PV power plant of 40MW has been successfully connected to the grid in Huainan, China.
The power plant is in a former coal mining area that is flooded due to the rainy weather with the depth of water ranging from 4 to 10 meters. The mineral-rich water makes this area valueless. "The plant not only makes full use of this area, reducing the demand for lands, but also improves generation due to the cooling effects of the surface," explained a professional from the local government.
Sungrow's central inverter SG2500-MV used in this plant integrates the inverter, the transformer and the switchgear as a turnkey station with lower transportation cost due to its 20-foot containerized design. In addition, the combiner box SunBox PVS-8M/16M-W supplied by Sungrow as well is customized for floating power plants, enabling stability in such an environment with a high level of humidity and salt spray.