Posted on February 13, 2018. Asian News.


South Korea aims to set up the biggest floating solar farm in the country, on the western coast to expand power generation from eco-friendly energy sources.

State-run company Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) said has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hwaseong Solar Energy, a local renewable energy firm, to develop the floating 100 megawatt-capacity solar power plant in Hwaseong, 70 kilometers southwest of Seoul.

The project will install a collection of photovoltaic panels on a structure that floats on Hwaseong Lake, a manmade lake on the western coast.

According to the company, it has signed a long-term lease with the provincial government to use 861,000 square meters of the lake, or 8.3 percent of the site.