It is a new concept for power generation by Solar photovoltaic system installed over the floating technology over water bodies. This technology replaces the installation of photovoltaic power plants over precious land.
The PV floating plant consists of a floating system, anchoring system, PV system and underwater cables. a. Floating System: A floating platform which allows the installation of the PV systems with having walkway for maintenance. b. Anchoring System: To enable the platform adjust to water level fluctuations while maintaining its position in a southward direction. c. PV System: PV generation equipments, conventional PV module or specialized CPV modules or equivalent devices, which are installed on top of the floating system. d. Underwater special marine Cable: Transfers the generated power from land to the PV system. There are a number of benefits which can be drawn from installing Floating PV system, as outlined below.