Floating solar or FPV (Floating photovoltaic), refers to an array of solar panels on a structure that floats on a body of water. Floating solar creates a new use for the surface area of commercial and industrial bodies of water, which are typically unobscured from the sun, kept out of sight and located near energy-intensive processes. Consumers, businesses and municipalities are facing the challenge of rising electricity costs and uncertainty of volatile power prices. Energy, depending on the industry, can be one of the major budget costs, and keeping those costs down is critical for everyone.
Floating PV projects are typically installed on inland compounded bodies of water. The projects consist of a floating mounting system, which has a framing structure equivalent to a standard ground-mounted PV system that is used to support the PV modules above the water with consideration to a set pitch, azimuth and distance.
Advantages of Floating PV System
- Conserving Valuable Land
- Reduce Algae Growth
- Reduce Water Evaporation
- Boost Efficiency