Date, time & venue
2018-02-24;9:30 am to 11:30 am;Plover Cove Reservoir, Tai Po
Technical Visit to WSD Floating Photovoltaic System at Plover Cove
24 February 2018 (Saturday) from 0930 hours to 1130 hours
Plover Cove Reservoir, Tai Po, New Territories
past few years have seen growing deployment of floating photovoltaic (FPV)
systems on reservoirs and ponds overseas. Apart from harvesting renewable
energy from the sun, there are additional benefits of installing such systems
over the reservoir surface, which include reducing water evaporation,
suppressing algae growth, saving precious land resources and yielding a higher
solar panel power generation efficiency.
As the reservoirs are
situated in the protected scenic areas of country parks, apart from technical
requirements, installing the FPV systems on reservoirs need to consider the
ecological and environmental as well as landscape impacts to the nearby area. To
explore the feasibility of installing FPV systems on reservoirs, two small-scale
pilot FPV projects with generation capacity of 100kW each were carried out at
Shek Pik Reservoir and Plover Cove Reservoir.
The trial FPV system at
Plover Cove Reservoir was commissioned in 10/2017 and 120,000 units
(kilowatt-hours) of green electricity are expected to be generated annually.
The amount of electricity generated is equivalent to the annual electricity
consumption of 36 average households with a reduction of 84 tonnes of CO2 emission.
facilities being visited will include the floating photovoltaic panel, control room
and associated E&M facilities
The visit is free of charge to HKIE members. The number of participants
will be limited to 25 based on a first-come-first-served principle; however,
priority will be given to the members of the Electrical Division. Separate
email notification will be sent to successful applicants after the enrolment
deadline. Details of the visit will be advised to the successful applicants. If
you wish to join this technical visit, please complete the standard reply form
and send it to Ir Andrew Yan by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before 20/2/2018.
Neither the Institution nor any other
parties facilitating this visit accepts any liability whatsoever in connection
with the visit.