Water surfaces, especially those of industrially used waters, are ideally suited for the use of solar energy. In recent months, so-called “floating PV” has developed into a new and dynamically growing market segment. In China, the Netherlands, but also in Germany there are now first applications that offer great advantages. For example, “Floating PV” systems are by nature not shaded, can be “maneuvered” with little effort if necessary and serve to supply nearby commercial and industrial facilities with cheap solar power.
Our photo shows a Floating PV unit of 750 kWp on the surface of an artifical lake near a gravel plant in Germany.
(Photo source: Rheinland Solar)