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Floating photovoltaics (FPV) is fast becoming cost-competitive

An analysis that compared the benefits of floating solar panels to the construction of new dams found that solar panels could negate the need for more dams.  According to Anthropocene Magazine, the study is the first to analyze floating solar panels on a continental scale. The study focused on Africa, where electricity demand is predicted … Continue reading Floating photovoltaics (FPV) is fast becoming cost-competitive

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500 MW floating photovoltaic solar energy project to be set up at Keenjhar Lake, Pakistan

The Sindh Transmission & Dispatch Company (STDC) and GO Energy Private Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding for the transmission of a 500-megawatt floating solar project at Keenjhar Lake, Sindh. Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Energy, Government of Sindh, was the chief guest at the signing ceremony held in Karachi. Other dignitaries present … Continue reading 500 MW floating photovoltaic solar energy project to be set up at Keenjhar Lake, Pakistan

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A study estimates the potential of floating photovoltaics at 1,302 TWh

Some countries could meet their total electricity needs from floating solar panels, according to new research. The research team, made up of researchers from Bangor and Lancaster Universities and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, calculated the daily electrical output of floating photovoltaics on nearly 68,000 lakes and reservoirs around the world, using available climate … Continue reading A study estimates the potential of floating photovoltaics at 1,302 TWh

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2.5 GW Mareld Floating Offshore Wind farm in Sweden receives positive recommendation from County Board

The County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland has proposed that the Government approve Freja Offshore’s application to build the Mareld floating offshore wind farm, subject to certain adaptations. Freja Offshore welcomes the announcement, which is a crucial step in delivering the wind farm into commercial operation. Freja Offshore applied to build the 2.5 GW Mareld … Continue reading 2.5 GW Mareld Floating Offshore Wind farm in Sweden receives positive recommendation from County Board

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Ghana launches largest floating photovoltaic (PV) project in Africa

Ghana has installed a massive solar photovoltaic power system at the Bui Reservoir, reducing land use and boosting renewable energy production. The project can also protect aquatic life from overheating.Ghana is now home to the largest floating solar PV system in West Africa. It is part of a hybrid plant that uses solar and hydraulic … Continue reading Ghana launches largest floating photovoltaic (PV) project in Africa

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Council of Ministers will debate floating photovoltaics in Spain

The Minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, assured this Tuesday during her appearance in the Senate, that she trusts that the royal decree for the installation of floating photovoltaic plants will be submitted to the approval of the Government “in the coming weeks”, before summer, having the comments of the Council of State already … Continue reading Council of Ministers will debate floating photovoltaics in Spain

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Japan tests floating platforms that generate solar photovoltaic (PV) energy in the sea

With little land available for renewable energy production, Japan begins installing floating solar panels in the sea in an experimental project.In Japan, a pilot project to obtain marine solar energy begins to operate from floating platforms with photovoltaic (PV) panels in Tokyo Bay. In a country known for its scarcity of land, thinking about solar … Continue reading Japan tests floating platforms that generate solar photovoltaic (PV) energy in the sea

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Construction begins on major offshore floating photovoltaic project in China

Construction officially began on the 200-megawatts offshore photovoltaic power plant in Lianyungang City, east China’s Jiangsu Province, on Sunday. The project, the largest of its kind in China, is expected to save approximately 680,000 tonnes of coal equivalent every year and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.77 million tonnes. The project is located near the … Continue reading Construction begins on major offshore floating photovoltaic project in China

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BayWa r.e. and Elicio, winners of the French floating wind auction

The main topic of the last edition was the French floating wind auction and the statements of the French Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire, who mentioned a price below €100/MWh, which surprised many. It was this week when the winners and the award price were revealed. The winner was a consortium formed by BayWa … Continue reading BayWa r.e. and Elicio, winners of the French floating wind auction

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Floating photovoltaics could limit Africa’s future reliance on hydro-generated energy

Floating photovoltaics (FPV), also known as floating solar farms, are photovoltaic systems that can be deployed on the sea’s surface or on other bodies of water. While their environmental impact is still the topic of debate worldwide, these systems could be highly advantageous for generating renewable energy, particularly in warm regions where available land is … Continue reading Floating photovoltaics could limit Africa’s future reliance on hydro-generated energy

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France announces winners of world’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction

Yesterday France announced the winners of the 250 MW South Brittany floating offshore wind auction, the world’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction. This is a major milestone for floating offshore wind technology. So far Europe has only built small pilot and demonstrator projects. With yesterday’s announcement floating wind took a big step towards commercialisation … Continue reading France announces winners of world’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction

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BW Ideol launches its updated design of floating platform for 15 MW+ wind turbines

During the Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWT) event held recently in Marseille, BW Ideol unveiled the update of its floating platform called Damping Pool. It is a barge-type platform made of concrete. This platform has been in operation since 2018 with two prototypes in France and Japan, and now it’s being updated to accommodate 15 … Continue reading BW Ideol launches its updated design of floating platform for 15 MW+ wind turbines

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Octopus Energy invests in Ocergy to boost floating offshore wind energy worldwide

The investment is made through Vector, Octopus Energy’s offshore wind fund. He will drive the commercialization of Ocergy’s technology.Octopus Energy Generation has announced its investment in Ocergy. It is a company dedicated to the design and manufacture of floating, lightweight and modular foundations for offshore wind farms. They are used in areas with very deep … Continue reading Octopus Energy invests in Ocergy to boost floating offshore wind energy worldwide

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Acciona Energía expands the floating photovoltaic plant in Sierra Brava

ACCIONA Energía has installed a new photovoltaic floating system at the Sierra Brava reservoir in the municipality of Zorita (Spain), as part of a pilot project to evaluate its performance. Formed by a two-millimeter-thick reinforced hydro-elastic membrane, the new structure serves as the base for 770 photovoltaic modules. The membrane has a proprietary mooring and … Continue reading Acciona Energía expands the floating photovoltaic plant in Sierra Brava

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Azerbaijan to commission floating photovoltaic plant at Boyukshor Lake up to COP29

On the eve of the Baku COP29 summit, a 100 kW floating solar power plant (photovoltaic system) will be put into operation on the Boyukshor Lake, Trend reports via the Azerbaijani Ministry of Energy, following a meeting with the delegation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). “As part of ADB’s “technical assistance and knowledge exchange … Continue reading Azerbaijan to commission floating photovoltaic plant at Boyukshor Lake up to COP29

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RWE to support Port of A Coruña in its ambitions to become a world-class logistic hub for floating offshore wind

RWE has joined forces with the Port Authority of A Coruña to facilitate the scaling-up of the port capacity in support of the Spanish Government’s floating wind targets. Spain calls for the deployment of three gigawatts of floating offshore wind capacity by 2030 and plans to carry out its first auction, in the Canary region … Continue reading RWE to support Port of A Coruña in its ambitions to become a world-class logistic hub for floating offshore wind

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Italy is installing a large floating hybrid photovoltaic and wind power plant in the sea

A 540 megawatt (MW) hybrid floating wind and photovoltaic floating wind farm will be developed off the southern coast of Italy in the Ionian Sea. Dutch-Norwegian solar company SolarDuck, Italian investment fund Arrow Capital and Italian developer New Developments are jointly developing the Corigliano project, which will be in the Gulf of Taranto, off the … Continue reading Italy is installing a large floating hybrid photovoltaic and wind power plant in the sea

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From rooftops to roads: innovative applications of photovoltaic (PV) technology

Photovoltaic technology can be found everywhere, from rooftop solar panels on city buildings to large solar farms in rural areas. It can also be found in space, powering satellites and other craft, the longest-running application for solar panels. Image Credit: Tom Wang/Shutterstock.com In many parts of the world, solar panels provide the lowest-cost option for electricity. … Continue reading From rooftops to roads: innovative applications of photovoltaic (PV) technology

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Ocean Winds and Zelim join forces to enhance safety at floating offshore wind farms

Zelim’s AI-enabled person detection technology is set to anticipate safety issues on floating offshore wind farms.The software is being trialled at WindFloat Atlantic, Ocean Winds’ operating floating offshore wind farm in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.Zelim, a UK-based startup developing innovative search and rescue solutions, is joining forces with Ocean Winds (OW), an international company dedicated … Continue reading Ocean Winds and Zelim join forces to enhance safety at floating offshore wind farms

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Eni enters floating offshore wind energy in Spain

Plenitude, controlled by Italian energy company Eni, has signed a strategic partnership with BlueFloat Energy and Sener Renewable Investments to accelerate the development of offshore wind projects in Spain. According to Plenitude, this collaboration strengthens the existing joint venture between BlueFloat Energy and Sener Renewable Investments. Together, they have a combined portfolio of approximately 1.25 … Continue reading Eni enters floating offshore wind energy in Spain

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