Floatovoltaics is a cute name for solar photovoltaic systems that float on water. This can be a viable option for installing solar where a water body is available for siting and especially when other siting options could prove more difficult for any variety of reasons.

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  • Cagle, Alexander E., Alona Armstrong, et al. 2020. "The Land Sparing, Water Surface Use Efficiency, and Water Surface Transformation of Floating Photovoltaic Solar Energy Installations" Sustainability 12, n19: 8154. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12198154.
  • Clemente, G., S. Ramos-Marin and C. Guedes Soares. "Overview of the floating offshore photovoltaic energy potential," in Advances in Maritime Technology and Engineering (Guedes-Soares and Santos [Eds]), 2024, ISBN 978-1-032-83107-7. https://books.google.com/books?id=6VcIEQAAQBAJ&newbks=0&hl=en&source=newbks_fb
  • Koami Soulemane Hayibo, and Joshua M Pearce, "Foam-based floatovoltaics: A potential solution to disappearing terminal natural lakes," Renewable Energy, February, 2022. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2022.02.085
  • Koami Soulemane Hayibo, Pierce Mayville, and Joshua M Pearce, "The greenest solar power? Life cycle assessment of foam-based flexible floatovoltaics," Sustainable Energy & Fuels, January 2022. DOI: 10.1039/D1SE01823J.

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