[Int'l Green Energy Expo 2020] SCOTRA introduces superior FPV system
2020-07-16, Jane Lee Reporter
SCOTRA participated in the 17th International Green Energy Expo held at EXCO, Daegu from July 15-17 to introduce its FPV system that can be used in the water.
The aquatic floating specialist SCOTRA has been developing float products since 2004 with the slogan, "Everything on the Water!" It was incorporated in 2007, and it is continuing the aquatic floating business by using its own general float and the outstanding patented and procured product multiroom float. Starting from the world's first aquatic solar power utilization model in 2012, it is a small giant with no. 1 place in marinas, floating bridges, and floating buildings in Korea.
In 2012, Hapcheon Dam 500kW-class power plant, the world's first commercialized model built by SCOTRA together with K-water and LS Electric, is considered to have opened a new leap forward for the floating solar power project that is being spotlighted as new and renewable energy.
Following Boryeong Dam in 2016 and Chungju Dam in 2017, the construction of the nation's largest Gunsan floating solar power plant (18.7MW) in 2018 was drastically shortened through the development of a groundbreaking assembly system, and completed in about 3 months. It is on the way of constructing a large-scale aquatic solar power plant system of 25MW in Deukryangman, Jeonnam Province by 2020.
The floating photovoltaic (FPV) system created with SCOTRA's unique technology is recognized worldwide in Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines, and its installed performance in 2019 is 53MW.
As the company with no. 1 market share in Korea with over 1,000 water structure construction results, it introduced the uniqueness of SCOTRA's floating solar power and main parts with outstanding durability and safety, considering various regional characteristics of aquatic areas.
Sunlight passes well, so it can help preserve the existing underwater ecosystem, and the structural stability was protected from the wind pressure due to water cooling effect. The wind was also designed for good ventilation, and it was thanks to SCOTRA's three technologies that allow floating objects to pass smoothly through the open surface of the water.
This was the result of the environmental impact assessment conducted by the KEI for three years from 2013 to 2015, and proved good eco-friendly effects such as increased fish laying and aquatic plants, and reduced green algae. After that, the company subscribed to full-cover reinsurance (TRC) on the aquatic solar power after being reviewed by the UK's insurance verification institution for the first time in the world, completing the final verification on stability. Also, when bidding for domestic eligible proposals, unlike the case of other companies, SCOTRA's unique design had never failed, boasting outstanding product power.
The 17th International Green Energy Expo, hosted by Daegu Metropolitan City and Gyeongsangbuk-do and organized by EXCO, KECA, KNREA, KOPIA, KWEIA, KHIA, and KOTRA, is the new and renewable energy business marketing platform where 300 companies from 25 countries participated in 2019, attracting 32,000 visitors. It is Korea's largest, third in Asia, and one of the top 10 solar power and ESS exhibitions. The exhibition sectors are as follows. △Solar power △ESS & batteries △Smart grid technology △Wind power △New and renewable energy