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Floating solar panels are rising like the tide

Floating solar panels are rising like the tide

Breakdown

  • Floating solar fields are still slightly more expensive to build than land-based fields.
  • Expected innovations include costs-optimization and performance-optimization.
  • There are still a lot of questions around environmental impacts, and the longevity of the fields themselves.

Many countries don’t have large amounts of unused tracks of land. For them building a solar field on the water may be the only viable option for large amounts of renewable energy. It will be interesting to see how they overcome the problem of the fields breaking up over water.

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