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The Race Is On for Commercial Deployment of Solar in Open Seas

Greentech Media‘s Ben Willis writes about the growth of solar in open seas.

The C3 Take
  • Floating ocean solar, which is a largely untapped market, is set to grow in the coming years.
  • Ocean solar has continued to grow thanks in large part to the oil giant Equinor, showing that the free-market is providing the innovations needed to reduce our emissions.

“At the heart of the design is a flexible pad or membrane on which the PV modules sit and that is able to ride the swell and dampen the impact of any particularly large waves. An added advantage is that by reducing the air gap between the modules and water level, a cooling effect increases yield by around 5 percent compared to systems where modules sit higher above the water.”

Read the full article here.

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