What Are Floating Solar PV Systems?
Floating photovoltaic (floating solar PV) refers to any form of solar which floats on the top of a water body. To do this, solar panels are attached to a buoyant structure which enables them to float. They are often used on lakes, reservoirs and other internal bodies of land. This is because the sea can often move too much for a floating solar system to work.
The very first use can be traced to 2008. Since then, systems have started to be installed across the world including Japan, the UK and China.