27 Apr '16, 6pm

New tech could keep solar panels afloat on the ocean - even during storms

is space. Large amounts of land are necessary for panels or solar collectors like parabolic troughs . Many people have explored placing solar panels on the ocean to generate renewable energy without costing humans too much land, yet there are obvious problems with this vast but precarious space. Weather could damage the floating panels, rendering time and investment useless. So engineers at TU Wien developed the Heliofloat , a creative solution to choppy waves and stormy skies.

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