Gallery: AquaSun Floating Solar Panels To Be Deployed In France

 

Solar panels take up a lot of space, but Israeli company Solaris Synergy (working with French EDF Group) have found a solution: placing floating solar panels on inland bodies of water. The project, called AquaSun, would not only see the panels placed on lakes and reservoirs, but the panles would use the water as a cooling system.

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  1. caeman March 3, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Actually, why not float them in the ocean? Each panel would provide an entire ecosytem. In nature, when something large like that is present in the “desert” part, where little life seems to exist, the small things will take cover, which attracts the bigger things, which attracts the small things. These solar panels could provide a more consistent base of life for these temporary ecosystems.

  2. ahg March 2, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    kkn it might, but since the water is used for cooling the solar panels which would be heated. It might not make a difference.

  3. kkn March 2, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Would covering a sufficiently high percentage of the resevoir surface lead to a measureable reduction in evaporative losses from water storage volume?

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