KHNP said Friday that a memorandum of understanding was signed to launch a solar power project in Bigeumdo, an island in Sinan County. Solar panels would be installed in the island's sun-dried salt farm. The project worth 554.4 billion won ($490.6 million). It is South Korea's largest cooperative solar power project funded by a residents' cooperative, a power generation company and a construction company.
KHNP plans to build more solar power plants in salterns as part of a government campaign to replace nuclear reactors and other fossil-fueled power plants with renewable energy sources.
In October last year, the government announced a project to build the world's largest solar power complex with a total capacity of 3.0 GW on reclaimed land as well as an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 1.0 GW in Saemangeum near the southwestern port city of Gunsan.
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