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Source: PR Newswire

China Launches The Largest Floating Solar Farm In The World

By Brian Spaen

China has finished the largest floating solar farm in the entire world in the past week. Sungrow Power Supply Company, along with the Chinese government, built 40 megawatts worth of photovoltaic platforms that are located next to the city of Huainan. The facility makes use of water territory that is useless and enhances a country known for its coal.

How is the creation of these farms accomplished? No, solar panels aren’t just thrown into the water. They’re mounted on floating boards and are connected to inverters and a combiner box. Both of the latter products are custom made to float on the water and provide all the benefits of their traditional units.

Water level is very low in the area with depth up to 10 meters, or nearly 33 feet. A unique aspect of the floating plant -- it’s above what used to be another area where Huainan mined coal. Due to rising water levels, the entire place was flooded and became uninhabitable.