Solar energy has emerged as a key renewable power source in the transition to a cleaner, decarbonised economy, transforming sunlight into electricity without the need to burn fossil fuels. For the technology to be effective, however, large structures of panels and arrays are necessary in order to capture enough solar energy. This requires large amounts of space, and given the fact that around 70% of the world’s surface is covered by water, it is unsurprising that companies have sought to develop floating solar energy farms. Of course, the turbulent oceans are not a suitable location for large solar arrays, but there are many reservoirs and lakes around the world that can provide the calmer waters needed to safely operate a fleet of floating solar energy farms.
NS Energy 15th Nov 2019 read more »