The first phase of the Huaneng Dezhou Dingzhuang reservoir project in Shandong Province, which has a current installed capacity of 200 megawatts, recently went into operation.
With a total design capacity of 320 MW, the project is expected to become the world's largest individual water-surface floating photovoltaic (PV) power station upon completion.
Designed by Shanxi Electric Power Engineering Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China Energy Engineering Group Co., Ltd., the project is being funded with a total investment of about 819 million yuan ($127.76 million).
Dezhou has been given a name of "China's Sun City" due to its rich solar power, which has made the sunbird one of the city's symbols. Fitting round local geographical features and the lake's central island, the PV plates themselves are set into the shape of a sunbird.
Upon completion, it is anticipated that the project will be capable of producing 221 million kilowatt-hours of power annually, equaling the power generated by burning 67,700 tons of standard coal. This would eliminate about 217,700 tons of carbon dioxide and 6,500 tons of sulfur dioxide, as well as 59,400 tons of ash and dust.
The first phase of Huaneng Dezhou Dingzhuang reservoir project in Shandong Province is built in the shape of a sunbird. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
A view of the PV plates at the Huaneng Dezhou Dingzhuang reservoir project in Shandong [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
(Executive editor: Wang Ruoting)