Floating solar PV plants on hydropower reservoirs could produce 10,600 TWh of potential power a year globally, NREL finds

Hybrid systems of floating solar panels and hydropower plants may hold the technical potential to produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe, according to an analysis by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Floating solar photovoltaics (FPV) is an emerging, and increasingly viable, application of photovoltaics (PV) in which systems are sited directly on waterbodies.

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ACCIONA inaugurates the first grid-connected floating photovoltaic plant in Spain

Global renewable energy, infrastructure, water, and services company ACCIONA, headquartered in Madrid, announced the inauguration of the first grid-connected floating photovoltaic solar plant in Spain, which is located on the southern shore of the Sierra Brava reservoir in the municipality of Zorita (Cáceres) and covers 12,000m2, i.e. 0.07% of the total surface area of the reservoir (1,650 hectares).

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Sembcorp signs 25-year PPA to build largest floating solar system in Singapore

Singapore’s National Water Agency PUB, and Sembcorp Floating Solar Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) announce  the signing of a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to build a 60 megawatt-peak (MWp) floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Tengeh Reservoir.

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Belectric completes floating solar PV plant in Israel

BELECTRIC Solar & Battery GmbH, a solar developer firm headquartered in Germany announced it has further increased its footprint in Israel’s growing solar industry by completing a floating solar photovoltaic project on behalf of Israel-based renewable energy company Nofar Energy.

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ACCIONA starts construction of first grid-connected floating solar PV plant in Spain

Spain-based infrastructure and renewable energy company ACCIONA announced it has started building the first grid-connected floating photovoltaic solar plant in Spain, in the region of Extremadura.

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