China-based Trina Solar has said a 100MW fishery photovoltaic project in the country using its modules proved to generate power with high performance. The modules, with high energy yield and high reliability, can withstand harsh maritime environments and deliver great economic value to customers, the company said. This project, installed over fish ponds in Taishan, Guangdong, China, continued to be used for fish and shrimp breeding after the system was connected to the grid. However, the climate in the marine mudflat location places particularly tough demands for modules’ safety and reliability, such as potential induced degradation, corrosion of electrical equipment, tougher installation, construction, Trina said. However, solar modules installed above the water can shade the fish pond, reduce the water temperature, cut evaporation and effectively block strong sunlight, which significantly reduces the incidence of fish dying as a result of high water temperatures, it added.
Credits: renews.biz/ [Image: Trina Solar]