Floatovoltaics is a cute name for floating 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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Scholarly literature:[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- 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.
Media reports:[edit | edit source]
- "Ciel & Terre forms US floating solar JV -- Company has installed over 230 floatovoltaic projects globally totalling 162MW" [Electronic article, Renews.Biz, 5 August 2021.
- Renews.Biz -- Articles Tagged "Floating Solar."
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- YouTube video from US National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Exploring Floatovoltaics