The researchers estimate that adding floating solar panels to bodies of water that are already home to hydropower stations could produce as much as 7.6 terawatts of potential power a year from the solar PV systems alone.
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Colocation is a growing trend within the energy industry. A recent study from the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory suggested that installing floating solar arrays on US hydroelectric plant reservoirs could become an important new source of electricity. Recent studies suggest that installing floating solar arrays on US hydroelectric plant reservoirs could become an important new source of electricity. Learn about the advantages of both generation systems, tools to assure smooth operations, case studies, and challenges remaining in this emerging field. Download our whitepaper now!