Dr. Emanuele Quaranta – European Commission Joint Research Centre

We are cited in this interesting article about the potential of floating photovoltaic systems combined with hydropower systems.

“Hydropower and solar power plants were developed separately in the past. Recently, hydro and solar plants have started to merge into photovoltaic-hydropower hybrid plants, where floating solar panels are installed on the water surface of hydropower reservoirs and/or on the dam surface. This represents a cost-effective strategy for allocating new PV plants without occupying natural lands, protecting dams from insulation and increasing hydropower generation by reducing evaporation losses” – Dr Emanuele Quaranta