As we get closer to the warmer months, floating solar panels are going to reach their peak and produce a lot of energy. Throughout this blog we will be looking into floating solar in the summer and how much of an impact the warmer weather will have in energy production this year.  

NP Solar provide and install floating panels internationally, all year round. If you would like to take part and help fight against climate change, water bodied energy farms are the way forward.   

More Sun, More Energy  

It is obvious that when there is more sun, panels are going to create more energy. However, the electricity produced is further increased when the electricity farm is placed on a large body of water. This is because there are little buildings around large water bodies, meaning that the farms are in direct contact with the sun rays, as a result they will be producing a lot more than an ordinary panel would during the summer months.  

It is common knowledge that roof panels are often less efficient when the weather gets very hot, although this is not the case for floating farms. The water acts as a cooling system for the panels which means they will stay extremely efficient and continue to produce electricty even when the temperatures rise.  

Floating Solar Against Climate Change 

Climate change continues to make global warming worse for our Earth and is resulting in more extreme weather conditions than we have ever seen before. During the warmest season, global warming is going to have an increased negative reaction on our environment, this is where solar PV steps in. The Earth’s main source of energy comes from burning fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal. These fossil fuels are non-renewable meaning once they’ve all been burnt, they’re gone for good. They also release harmful toxins into the atmosphere which when burnt have a massive contribution to climate change.  

The Earth is supposed to heat naturally when it is closer to the sun however it is protected by an ozone layer, the ozone layer is currently being broken down by the harmful toxins we are producing by burning our fossil fuels to produce electricity. An alternative to this is solar energy. This is a renewable form of power production that doesn’t release any toxins into the environment. It is a great way of fighting against climate change and global warming especially during the warmer months. 

Floating Farms produce electricity from the sun all year round. However when the Earth is being heated more than usual during the summer, they become more efficient and eliminate the need to use fossil fuels. Thus helping us lower the effects of climate change and keeping our planet clean.  

Further Growth 

As we move closer to Summer 2020, floating PV is starting to become widely known across the world for its potential to become one of the leading forms of power production. A large amount of countries have started planning their farms and a few are already using them to power thousands of homes! Attracting a large amount of investment, PV systems are the next big thing in the power industry. Here is a list of just some of the countries who are currently using floating solar. 

  • China 
  • Japan 
  • UK 
  • USA 
  • New Zealand 
  • France 

Floating Solar is predicted to produce even more electricity this summer meaning its popularity is only going to increase. Let’s battle climate change together with floating solar.  

Get In Touch 

If you require more information regarding our PV systems, contact NP Solar today. Our team are highly experienced and will carry out installations on an international scale. Simply call us on 01524 740 790 or fill out our contact form to make an enquiry.  

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