SunPower Corporation has announced that it will work with Korean energy company EnE System to build a 2MW solar electric power plant in Jeonju, a city in the Jeolla province of Korea.
SunPower will install its proprietary, single-axis solar tracking system at the 53,000 square-meter site. The SunPower Tracker tilts toward the sun as it moves across the sky, delivering up to 25% more energy than traditional fixed-tilt systems while reducing land-use requirements.
Stanley Bae, general manager of SunPower Korea, said: Locating the power plant on landfill demonstrates the environmental leadership taken by Jeonju Solar Energy and EnE System on this project. The Jeonju solar power plant will help serve Korea’s energy needs with a major source of clean, renewable solar power, generated on a site that may otherwise remain unused.
Sang Moon, director of EnE System, said: We selected SunPower based on the company’s experience with utility-scale power plant projects as well as the efficiency and proven reliability of SunPower’s technology.