China Datang Corporation Deploys 100MW of LONGi High Power Modules at Its First Floating Solar Plant in Hunan

PVTIME - LONGi, China’s leading solar technology
company headquartered in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, has announced that the
company has supplied 100MW of its Hi-MO4m monofacial PERC modules to China
Datang Corporation’s first floating solar plant in Hunan Province. It is
established practice for the Datang Corporation to implement the strategic
deployment of new energy, the floating solar plant being part of the 100MW“Fishery-Solar
Complementary”
project owned by the Corporation’s subsidiary, Datang Huayin
Electric Power.

Located in the water area of Changhe, Sihushan Town, Yiyang City, theproject
is the first floating solar plant in Hunan Province to integrate ecological and
environmental protection with power generation. It has great significance in
realizing the Datang Corporation’s goal of "building a world-class energy
enterprise," implementing its stated policy of restoring ecology and
returning fishing to the Dongting Lake.

With a total of 100MW of installed capacity, the floating plant is built
incorporating PV power generation arrays, 35Kv power distribution and quality
stability facilities, a 110Kv booster station and an operational management
center. This is the first cooperation between LONGi and Datang Huayin Electric
Power.

The plant has adopted LONGi Hi-MO4m monofacial PERC modules and a floating
system from Sungrow Power, a key high-tech enterprise focused on the R&D of
new energy in China, and one of LONGi’s technology partners. Generally, the BOS
cost of a floating solar plant is significantly higher than that of a ground
mount plant, but the LONGi Hi-MO4m module can help reduce the BOS cost element
of a floating configuration, creating value for the project owner.

Datang Huayin were very complimentary toward the LONGi team, both in terms
of completing delivery according to the agreed schedule and on module quality
control.

According to Datang Corporation estimates, the project can save 40,000
tons of standard coal annually, reduce 721 tons of sulphur dioxide, 1083 tons
of nitrogen oxide and 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide, also saving 540,000 tons
of water, thus delivering what it describes as valuable "sunlight
wealth" for local residents. The project has also enabled five bumper
“harvests” of fishing, electricity, tourism, environmental protection and
taxation, making a significant contribution to the local economy and
environment.

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