Schletter completes challenging quality installation in China
“We are already in an excellent position in the fast-growing Chinese market,” Florian Roos, said. He is managing director of the Schletter faciliy in Shanghai, where the mounting systems for the project were manufactured. “This project, which is particularly demanding due to its topography, contributes to further strengthening our reputation as a leader in terms of quality.” The Schletter Group employs over 450 people in Shanghai and, with a total of around 2.5 GW of installed PV capacity, is one of the largest foreign suppliers of PV mounting systems in Asia.
Slopes up to 30 degrees – individually designed solution
The solar farm is situated in hilly terrain with slopes of up to 30 degrees. In order to guarantee the stability of the facility in the sometimes steep and changing terrain, Schletter engineers first carried out a geological survey. On this basis, the installation was then individually designed. The PV mounting system used for the solar panels was Schletter’s FS AS UNO. This single-support system has a solid ramming foundation made of hot-dip galvanized steel and is therefore particularly stable and durable. In addition, a high degree of prefabrication enables fast and easy assembly and thus high economic efficiency. Despite the sometimes steep terrain, the plant could be completed within as little as three months.
On site trained technicians
The system was installed by the contractor Shan YD EPC. Schletter had previously trained their technicians on site. The Schletter Group has already collaborated with Shan YD on several occasions, including a 5 MW greenfield installation using the FS Duo system in the northern Chinese province of Heilongjiang. The Anhui Jin solar farm is to be expanded by a further 15 megawatts in the coming months. (HCN)
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