Photovoltaic and solar thermal power generation projects covering an area of

Polaris solar PV net news: large photovoltaic and solar-thermal power generation project development requires a large amount of land, in theory there are a large amount of land for solar projects, but in actual operation, land has become a major problem facing the development of the project. Media and even the arrears of subsidies, throwing light power and land issues three difficult problems and called the photovoltaic industry, photovoltaic power plant is a land violation repeated. And after the solar-thermal power generation market, land problems and contradictions are also expected to become more prominent.

United States renewable energy laboratory NREL combine United States solar power project development was done on the actual solar project land use statistics, found a different solar power technology on overall land requirements vary greatly in land, which for small scale PV projects, large-scale PV power stations and thermal power station, the actual project summary analysis of the case.

According to the report data, from units electricity with to view, large PV power station (>20MW) of average land total using area (Total Area) for 3.4 acres/GWh/years, directly with to area (Direct Area) for 3.1 acres/GWh/years; light hot power project of average land using area for 3.5 acres/GWh/years, directly with to area (Direct Area) for 2.7 acres/GWh/years; small PV (>1MW, <20MW) project the average area of 4.1 acres of land use/GWh/year, direct land area (DirectArea) for the 3.1-acre/GWh/years.

Meanwhile, PV systems with tracking systems, four different technical route of solar-thermal power generation systems, which have different land use area. Please see the table below (Total Area refers to the project’s overall land requirements, that is, all sites within the boundaries of the area. Direct Area refers to the direct area of the project, not including spare unused area within the field. 1 acre ≈ 40.5 acres):


Photovoltaic and solar thermal power generation projects covering an area of comparative analysis

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