FLOATOVOLTAICS

“We know that fully two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. We also know that enough sunshine hits the surface of the Earth every hour to provide energy for all of humanity, at today’s conversion rates. So if you put these two things together, it makes sense to put solar collectors out on the water, to make the most of these two things.”

Why we need to engage representatives from the local duck, geese, and frog communities when assessing the potential for PV on a project. They are hard clients… But in all seriousness, the efficiency and real-estate arguments for floating PVs are strong. Sounds like something municipal clients could consider for non-recreational reservoirs?

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