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Energies 2017, 10(8), 1142; doi:10.3390/en10081142

Design and Construction of 1 MW Class Floating PV Generation Structural System Using FRP Members

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Department of Architectural Engineering, Gachon University, Seongnam 13120, Korea
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Department of Civil Engineering, Hongik University, Seoul 04066, Korea
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Received: 22 May 2017 / Revised: 11 July 2017 / Accepted: 1 August 2017 / Published: 3 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue PV System Design and Performance)
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The paper investigates overview of construction process of a 1 MW class floating photovoltaic (PV) generation structural system fabricated with fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) members. The floating PV generation system consists of unit structures linked by a hinge type connection of which the effect of bending moment between the unit structures, induced by the unstable movement of the water surface, was minimized. Moreover, the unit structures were classified into three types of structures by combining the floating PV generation system and pontoon bridges, which are constructed to install the electrical equipment and a route of movement for workers. The structural safety of the connection system among the unit structures and/or the mooring system is confirmed by referring to the relevant design codes. In addition, structural analysis using the finite element method was performed to ensure the safety of the floating PV generation structure, and commercial viability evaluation was performed based on the construction cost. The FRP member shows superior performance in construction and cost effectiveness in a floating PV generation system. View Full-Text
Keywords: floating PV generation structure; fiber reinforced polymeric plastic (FRP); pultruded FRP; sheet molding compound FRP; structural design; mooring system floating PV generation structure; fiber reinforced polymeric plastic (FRP); pultruded FRP; sheet molding compound FRP; structural design; mooring system
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Kim, S.-H.; Yoon, S.-J.; Choi, W. Design and Construction of 1 MW Class Floating PV Generation Structural System Using FRP Members. Energies 2017, 10, 1142.

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