Sunday, November 14, 2004

Alternative Energy South Korea: World's Largest Solar Power Station

After the recent annoucement by Korea of the world's largest tidal power plant, comes the announcement of the world's largest solar power station to be built in 2006 in Sinan county in South Jeolla province.

Construction of the 15-megawatt solar power station will begin next February for completion in October 2006.

Sun Power will design and install the solar power systems, while Sharp Electronics Corporation of Japan will supply the cells needed to generate solar energy, the regional government said.

A total of 12 companies are seeking to establish solar power stations in the province to produce a combined 37 megawatts of solar energy.

It should be noted that the Korean tidal power plant will generate approximately 17 times more electricity than the solar power station. Due to its comparatively high price solar power is an expensive way to generate large quantities of electricity. Also the Israeli solar power plant the Alternative Energy Blog covered recently if built will be have over six times greater capacity.

Asia Times Article on World's Biggest Solar Power Plant