What is a Floating Solar System?With land scarcity in Singapore, we at EDPR Sunseap set our sights on alternate and creative ways to deploy new solar projects. EDPR Sunseap identifies opportunities to utilise water bodies, where large amount of surface area is underutilized as potential solar systems.
These areas present a potential avenue for the city of Singapore to deploy up to 1 GigaWatt-peak of solar systems. Floating solar systems can be deployed on water bodies such as reservoirs or lakes, and has the potential to generate more solar energy as compared to traditional rooftop and ground mounted solar systems.
Solar panels floating on water can generally produce more energy as the water cools down solar panels thus allowing more solar energy to be generated. Furthermore, it can decrease the amount of water lost via evaporation, by providing shading to the water below.
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Benefits Of Floating PV System
Improves Energy Security
The capability to generate renewable energy improves the country's energy security.
Cleaner Energy Mix
Supply of renewable energy diversifies the energy mix.
Reduces Water Evaporation
Floating solar systems provides shading for the water underneath it, thereby reducing water loss to evaporation.