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Flotovoltaics? an emerging application with many benefits. More info - blog

Floating Solar Photovoltaics Gaining Ground January 24, 2017 by Alison Holm Floating solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, so-called flotovoltaics (a trademarked term) or floating solar, represent an emerging application in which PV panels are sited on bodies of water. The PV panel technology used for floating solar applications is very similar to traditional ground-mounted PV, the primary difference being the platforms that the PV technology rests on float in water. The first floating solar PV installation came online in 2007 in California. However, the vast majority of existing systems became operational between 2014 and 2016, with more than 98% of the existing capacity installed in this timeframe (see Figure 1). Over 94 megawatts (MW) of floating solar PV have been installed worldwide as of the end of 2016, with the bulk of the systems residing in Japan. In fact, of the 70 l...

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