Solar Farms At Sea: Could This Be The Next Best Thing?
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One thing we’ve learned is that when it comes to technology, wonders never cease. Technology seems to go against the norm all with the idea of making things simpler and better for us. As we seek ways of making renewable sources of energy the technology we see is nothing short of amazing. A new innovation of solar farms at sea is underway and this could be the next best thing in generating electricity.
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Solar farms at sea, also known as floating solar farms, are a type of solar power generation system that uses mounted solar panels floating on bodies of water such as lakes, reservoirs, and coastal areas. These systems have several advantages over traditional solar farms, including the ability to generate electricity in areas with limited land availability, the cooling effect of the water on the solar panels, and the potential to reduce evaporation and algae growth in the body of water.
Will Solar Farms Survive At Sea?
It is possible for solar farms to be located at sea, and several projects have been proposed with some already deployed. However, building and maintaining solar panel farms at sea can be more challenging and expensive than on land due to the harsh marine environment and the need for specialized equipment and infrastructure.
The potential benefits, such as access to consistent sunlight and the potential to generate electricity in areas with high energy demand, may outweigh these challenges. It is important to consider factors such as cost-effectiveness, environmental impact, and technical feasibility before building solar farms at sea.
How They Are Constructed?
Installation is done using two aluminum sheets that are joined together to form a float. To enhance the structure the aluminum sheets are equipped with multiple dimples and this design conducts heat down into the water underneath very well. The solar panel itself is attached to the top of the float. Technology from the window and facade industry is also used and this creates a high resistance to water. This system is created with amazing aerodynamic and hydrodynamic properties that can adapt to the rough sea.
Places Where They Are Used
Floating solar technology has been around for a while now with the earliest development starting in 2008. These work similarly to regular solar farms and can be seen used in countries such as Japan, Israel, and the UK. Recently countries such as China and the Netherlands have built massive floating solar plants. Join us as we take a look at these.
China Builds A Massive Float
We found that China has built a massive floating solar plant believed to be the largest in the World. China once again has managed to top the scale. Huaneng Power International built a 320MW facility in China’s Shandong province in Dezhou. The floating system was deployed on the reservoir near Huaneng Power’s Dezhou thermal power station.
The Netherlands is Also Chasing the Sun
The Netherlands innovation Proteus was developed by a company called Solaris Float. It is a circular island of solar panels that float on water generating energy. Proteus is special because she has something that other competitors don’t. Proteus’ solar panels track the sun through the sky to maximize energy yield.