February 22 (Renewables Now) - China’s Longi Solar will equip a 224-MW solar power plant in the US state of Georgia with bifacial Passivated Emitter Rear Contact (PERC) modules, it announced today.
This would be the largest "bifacial+tracker" power generation project in the country, the supplier said. According to Longi Solar, the plant will use a combination of flat uniaxial trackers with bifacial modules to achieve a power generation gain of more than 25% compared with traditional monofacial modules with a fixed rack photovoltaic (PV) system.
The solar park is expected to be completed by the end of the year, at which point it will be generating enough power a year to cover the consumption of over 30,000 homes. Longi added that in the first 10 years of operation, the plant will generate more than USD 12 million (EUR 10.6m) of income for the local economy.
The company did not give more details about the project itself.
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