The floating PV plant will be built in several reservoirs, with a total of 1.94 million pieces of PV modules installed. Ciel & Terre is expected to complete the construction in 4Q17. All of the floating platforms will be made in China, which can reduce the transportation cost and the carbon footprint of the project itself. Ciel & Terre will use Hydrelio technology solution for the floating platform of this 70MW project. Back in 2016, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has come up with 1GW bid for floating PV plants. This 70MW project is also the second-largest winning bid for Ciel & Terre. Now, Ciel & Terre has completed grid-connection for more than 85MW of floating PV plants.
Once the 70MW project is completed, this will be the world’s largest floating PV plant ever since JA and Sungrow provided modules and inverters, respectively, to a 40MW floating PV plant in Anhui Province.