Solar: floating on water

Fengtai Panda floating photovoltaic (FPV) project, Anhui, China. Image: Google Earth As the latest alternative to rooftop solar-powered systems or ground mounted solar systems, floating photovoltaic (FPV) technology can utilise space otherwise wasted. Floating solar projects can play a role in contributing to environmental benefits that solar power provides. Floating solar installations provide shade to the body of water and reduces the evaporation from ponds, reservoirs, and the lakes which aids water retention in areas susceptible to drought, additionally the panels can help the reduction of freshwater algae accumulations. The largest advantage is

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