Flood Retention Basin Transformed into 17MW Floating Solar Plant
Reducing High Module Mismatch Under Aquatic Conditions to Maximize Energy Yield
Sea wind waves rocking the modules, combined with migratory waterbird droppings and accumulated dust, inevitably increase module mismatch energy losses. Addressing this challenge, SolarEdge’s Power Optimizers track each module, adjusting its current and voltage to increase energy production.
Norman Tsai/ INA Energy Corp, Chairman
Easier Maintenance and Compact Design Save Costs on the Water
Monitoring and maintaining a PV system where all components had to float on pontoons posed a major logistical and financial challenge. SolarEdge’s Monitoring Platform provides at-a-glance remote tracking and troubleshooting of each floating subarray, including automatic alerts, reducing site visits and sparing costly thermal-imaging drone cameras. SolarEdge’s lightweight inverters eased installation, eliminating the need for lifting machines or forklifts when replacing parts.
Win-Win Renewable Opportunity
Despite the logistical complexity of installing and maintaining a floating PV system on an abandoned lake with shifting water levels, SolarEdge’s enhanced energy production and advanced safety features achieve several goals: It helps the Taiwanese government promote green energy targets, while enabling the PV system owner to earn FIT revenue, and the landowners to receive lease revenue.