March 21 (Renewables Now) - French solar power company Ciel & Terre International announced on Tuesday that a 70-MWp floating solar farm that it worked on in the Chinese province of Anhui has been hooked to the grid.
The solar park was built by China Energy Conservation Solar Technology Co Ltd and China Energy Engineering Group Shanxi Electric Power Design Institute Co Ltd using Ciel & Terre technology.
The French company noted that this is currently the largest floating photovoltaic power station in the world.
The plant is located on a former coal-mining and flood area covering 140 hectares (345.9 acres) in Yongqiao district, Suzhou city. It can generate up to 77,693 MWh of electricity in its first year, which would be enough to cover the annual consumption of about 20,910 homes.