10 projects 11.25GW, the latest progress of the first batch of offshore photovoltaic projects
Under the ever-increasing demand for photovoltaic installations and the contradictions of limited land and consumption, continuous exploration of new photovoltaic application scenarios has become the common voice of management departments and industry companies, and it has become inevitable to extend from land to deep sea.
According to estimates, the coastline of my country's mainland is 18,000 kilometers long, and the sea area where offshore photovoltaics can be installed is about 710,000 square kilometers. According to estimates at a ratio of 1/1000, the installed capacity of offshore photovoltaics can exceed 70GW.
In June 2022, the competitive configuration results of the first batch of fixed-pile offshore photovoltaic projects in Shandong Province were released. 10 projects with a total installed capacity of 11.25 million kilowatts were "lost" to 19 companies, officially launching the "first shot" of large-scale development of offshore photovoltaics across the country.
According to policy requirements, 11.25 million kilowatts of offshore photovoltaic projects will be started and connected to the grid in succession from 2022 to 2024. Among them, in 2023, the construction scale will be 4.7 million kilowatts, and the grid-connected scale will be 3.85 million kilowatts, both of which are the highest in three years.
Of course, as a pioneering move, the difficulty of developing offshore photovoltaics is not the same as that of traditional onshore projects. Only in the early stage of formalities, the sea permit approval cycle is long. Due to the large scale of the project occupying the sea, it needs to be reported to the Ministry of Natural Resources for approval; some project sites involve fish farmers with confirmed rights, and coordination is difficult; The project construction cost brought by energy storage and other equipment is relatively high. In 2023, the scale of construction will be 500,000 kilowatts, and the scale of grid connection will be 500,000 kilowatts.
It is not difficult to see from the local tenders that the first batch of large-scale offshore photovoltaic projects in the country has a lot of bidding procedures, and the procurement of core equipment is more inclined to high-efficiency equipment, which still needs to be overcome by upstream and downstream enterprises in the industrial chain. .
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