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colinmcc

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We can!  It would be a great use for all those holes dug in Tennessee, where once mountains stood. And generate jobs there too.

Seriously though, there are several floating installs in the US, mainly on hydro reservoirs, which are especially suited since they already have the cables/gear installed to take the power to town.

I was looking on a forum a while back, reading a thread about  an install on a reservoir in Colorado, and one of the posters said "It won't work, sea lions will all climb aboard and block the sun/overturn it."  Sea lions? On an inland reservoir?? [rolleyes][rolleyes]

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I just found this article which explains in detail the advantages and the main players in the floating PV world.  Although the picture in the header is not of a floating array as far as I can tell.
http://sinovoltaics.com/technology/floating-solar-pv-systems-why-they-are-taking-off/
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Solar is the root energy source for much of the life on earth. My concern is the impact it would have on the aquatic ecosystem. It could very well be a system that trades off a food source for energy.  The same is being done in on canals that supply water to population centers. The canals do not support a aquatic ecosystem, so no trade off there.
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Rick,

I think if the panels were kept over deep water beyond the vegetation growth depth, it may be OK. But then again this would block a significant amount of wave action that puts some oxygen into the water. Also wondering about block heat from the water, or add to it?

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Yes that photo doesn't look like they are floating, but rather built on the bottom of a shallow pond. But that's beside the point. Any ecosystem in an old coal mine, reservoir or anything man-made is pretty much opportunistic anyway, the damage has already been done. I rather doubt shading it would have much impact. In the case of a reservoir or canal it would have the additional benefit of reducing evaporation. I'll agree that PV installed on a natural body of water may have an undesirable impact, but it may be less than what we're already doing with polution, etc. Only time will tell. At least a PV array can be moved or removed if it causes a problem.  Pollution, not so much.
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Awesome look dear. How they manage it? Great to see it. Keep such work continue and I hope others inspired from you.
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On the same day that President Donald Trump announced that the United States will be exiting the Paris Climate Accord, there is at least one ray of environmental sunshine. The world’s largest floating solar energy farm (for now) has officially been fired up in China.

Located in Huainan, China, the massive new array of solar panels floats over what was once mining land. In the past this region was powered by coal mined in the area, but those mines eventually collapsed and over time, filled with rainwater. The resulting lake was left largely unused, until now.

More on this can be found at:https://futurism.com/the-worlds-largest-floating-solar-plant-is-finally-online/

sungrow-power-floating-solar-plant-huainan-china-designboom-05-25-2017-fullheader-1400x600.jpg 


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I'm still trying to find out where to get those floats...

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The US division of the manufacturer whose float I showed on page 1, Ciel & Terre, probably can help, they can be contacted at:

Ciel & Terre USA

755 Baywood Drive, 2nd floor,

Petaluma, CA 94954

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Email: usa@ciel-et-terre.net

Sales: +1 707 529-5890

Website: http://www.cieletterre.us

Hydrelio® system, made in USA and coming from our Georgia Factory near Atlanta,
is compatible with most standard framed 60 cell and 72 cell solar panels in the market.

 


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Thanks, wrote them.

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http://solarbuildermag.com/news/check-out-ciel-terres-floating-pv-setup-at-intersolar-this-year/

http://solarbuildermag.com/news/check-floating-solar-project-completed-orlando-via-d3-energy/


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