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  • 6 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Innovation, Market outlooks, Research & Development, Technology, Transition

    Offshore solar energy systems are an emerging application in which photovoltaic (PV) systems are installed directly over bodies of water. Floating solar photovoltaic is a subset of that technology in which PV panels are mounted on buoyant substructures. PV panel technology is similar to traditional ground-mounted PV, except the panels rest on a platform usually […]

  • 21 April 2020
    Project & Tenders

    Hangzhou Safefound Technology and LAO-PPA have signed a Project Development Agreement (PDA) with the government for a 1,200MW floating solar energy project. The PDA was signed following a feasibility study on the solar energy project to be installed on the surface of the Nam Ngum 1 dam reservoir. The solar power project is a joint […]

  • 11 June 2019
    Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for appointing consultants to study, develop and construct floating solar photovoltaic plants in the Arabian Gulf. This is a new and innovative initiative by DEWA to use solar power that supports the objectives of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 (DCES 2050) […]

  • 19 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Technology, Transition

    Qair International (formerly Quadran) is developing an offshore floating solar power plant in Seychelles. The 5MW plant will be the first project led by an independent power producer (IPP) in Seychelles. The project, initially set to commence in July, will be built on a lagoon on Mahé, the main island of the archipelagic nation. The […]

  • 9 March 2020
    Technology

    Spanish renewable energy company ACCIONA has recently started building the first grid-connected floating photovoltaic solar plant in Spain. This initiative is a demonstration project, created with the aim of studying the most suitable technical solutions for the installation of solar panels on lakes and reservoirs. The installation, which will be completed by mid-year, is to […]

  • 21 February 2020
    Research & Development, Technology

    Tractebel is developing a 15-hectare floating photovoltaic plant on the Batalha hydroelectric power plant reservoir in Paracatu, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The basic project is being carried out for Furnas Centrais Elétricas for the implementation of Batalha Photovoltaic Plants (UFVs) I, II and III. The objective is to reach a total installed power of 30MW through […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Research & Development

    Marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group said it has made further progress into the growing floating solar photovoltaic market in Asia and Europe. Post the acquisition of INNOSEA in 2018, LOC has been involved in more than 300MWp of FPV projects in Asia and Europe. The company’s first project in the floating PV market entailed […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    In support of its research into floating solar energy, the Queen’s University Belfast is seeking a post-graduate candidate to investigate dynamic response of floating solar PV arrays.

  • 25 February 2020
    Research & Development, Technology

    The United Arab Emirates is set to launch the first floating solar power plant in the waters of the Arabian Gulf. The small resort island of Nurai in Abu Dhabi will commission the floating solar plant with Dubai-based solar developer Enerwhere. According to reports, the 80kW facility is the pilot phase, or test-bed for similar […]

  • 12 March 2019
    Research & Development

    Statkraft Albania has entered into an agreement with Norwegian floating solar technology developer Ocean Sun for the delivery of a floating solar plant with a maximum capacity of 2 MW at the Banja reservoir in Albania. The solar park will consist of 4 floating units of 0.5 MW each, with a total investment cost of […]

  • 25 October 2012
    Technology

    Many countries are turning to solar technology and renewable energy because of a need for alternative energy sources and environmental concerns. To help meet these needs, DNV has developed SUNdy, a large-scale offshore solar field concept which has been launched at Singapore International Energy Week. Dubbed SUNdy, the core feature of the concept is a […]

  • 20 March 2020
    Research & Development, Technology

    Saipem and Equinor have signed a cooperation agreement to develop a floating solar panel park technological solution for near coastal applications. As reported earlier, the technology will be based on the in-house developed concept by Moss Maritime, part of Saipem’s XSIGHT division. It is a modularized system, designed for easy fabrication, transportation and installation at […]

  • 18 July 2019
    Research & Development, Technology

    A consortium of Tractebel, Jan De Nul Group, DEME, Soltech and Ghent University has launched an innovative project in the field of marine floating solar technology. The partners believe that solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in offshore waters are one of the essential future green energy sources. While solar PV technology costs are still constantly decreasing, […]

  • 3 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $3 million for technical assistance in activities that will lead to initiating first utility-scale floating solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan.

  • 19 August 2013
    Research & Development, Technology

    India could soon see its first prototype of a solar power station floating on water, Hindustan Times informs. The project’s initiator, and the leader of an expert team which is working on the prototype, is SP Gon Choudhury, Director at Development Consultants Private Limited (DCL Group) and Vice Chairman at Calcutta Institute of Technology. The […]

  • 9 May 2019
    Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Profloating has completed the construction of the world’s first floating PV system in the form of a milk bottle in the port of Rotterdam. An innovative Dutch company that specializes in floating solar energy solutions, realized the uniquely formed floating solar energy project in close collaboration with Floating Farm, a fully functional dairy farm on […]

  • 9 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Collaboration, Innovation, Research & Development, Technology, Transition

    DNV GL has launched a joint industry project with 14 participants to develop the first recommended practice for floating solar power projects. The planned recommended practice will provide a commonly recognised standard based on a list of technical requirements for developing safe, reliable and sustainable floating solar projects. Floating solar power is a promising renewable […]

  • 6 June 2019
    Research & Development

    The Netherlands will build floating solar parks on a large scale in the coming years. First on inland waters and then at sea. According to Solar Future, in 2023, already 2 gigawatt-peak of floating power will have been realized, scientists and project developers predict. The advantage of floating solar parks is that scarce land does […]

  • 19 March 2019
    Research & Development

    Anglo American has began testing of the floating photovoltaic plant built on the Las Tórtolas tailings deposit, in the district of Colina, Chile. The project, which was launched in the presence of the Minister of Mining Baldo Prokurica, consists of solar panels installed on a floating island on the Las Tórtolas tailings deposit. The project will reduce […]

  • 28 May 2019
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Technology

    Ciel & Terre and the Town of Windsor officials have started construction of what will be the largest floating solar power system in the state of California. The floating solar array will be installed on the Town’s largest recycled water storage pond and is expected to meet 90 percent of the Town’s water treatment and […]

  • 27 January 2020
    Research & Development, Technology

    Moss Maritime and Equinor have recently signed a cooperation agreement to develop a floating solar panel park solution for near coastal and offshore applications. The partners will combine their experiences and know-how to further develop the concept into a competitive and cost-effective solution that should meet the increasing demand of renewable energy solutions. According to […]

  • 26 April 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    A solar system has been anchored on the Langthwaite Reservoir in Lancashire, UK, by Northern Pontoon using a 3,000kg working load limit (WLL) lightweight gantry crane from Reid Lifting. The floating array features approximately 3,700 pontoon modules and 3,520 solar panels. The 7,200 square-meter system will provide a megawatt of power, equivalent to the needs […]