Floating Power

Solar Panel Installation Teams Are Taking Advantage of Liquid Project Sites

It turns out water and electricity can mix well -- at least when it comes to renewable power. Floating solar projects are popping up around the world, as teams seize on the unique advantages offered by reservoirs and other artificial bodies of water. In many countries it is easier to gain regulatory approvals for floating array projects than on-land projects, and adjacent water can keep photovoltaic cells cool, making them more efficient. But benefits go beyond power generation. By covering water surfaces, arrays can reduce evaporation rates and prevent algae blooms.
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