Hanwha Group breaks ground on Jukdo Island infrastructure

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Hanwha Group breaks ground on Jukdo Island infrastructure

Hanwha Group has started building the carbon-free solar energy infrastructure on small Jukdo Island, located on the nation’s west coast. Nearly 70 people including Hongseong County head, Kim Seok-hwan, and Hanwha S&C CEO, Kim Yong-wook, gathered on the island for the company’s groundbreaking ceremony on Friday.

The project is worth 2.5 billion won ($2.23 million), with 60 percent coming from Hanwha and 40 percent coming from the government. The infrastructure is slated to be completed by the end of this year.

Its solar power units, with a capacity of 200 kilowatts, and wind power units, with a capacity of 10 kilowatts, will replace diesel power, saving about 200 tons of carbon dioxide per year.

This is equivalent to planting almost 41,000 trees.

Renewable energy facilities are connected to an energy storage system, which automatically saves surplus electricity inside batteries to be used at night or during bad weather.

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