Huadian Energy’s new 1 GW solar farm in Tianjin, northeast China, supports surface halogen production and underwater aquaculture.
The SCIO, citing information from the state-run Xinhua news agency, said the Tianjin Binhai Dagujie solar power plant was built in several phases. It covers an area of approximately 1,333.3 hectares and is capable of producing approximately 1.5 billion kWh of clean electricity per year. It was brought online last week.
Huadian built the facility with a distance of 14 meters between rows of panels and a module tilt angle of 17 degrees, as reported by CGTN. The project developers chose these parameters to minimize the effect of the panels on the water surface and to enhance the salt production.
The Chinese energy producer is currently building a 3.3 GW solar power plant in Changdu City, Sichuan province in the southwest of the country. The 16 billion yuan ($2.21 billion) project includes the Mangkang Angdo and Gongju Lator solar power plants. The company said the site will be integrated into agriculture and grazing.