Environmental impacts and benefits of marine floating solar

Hooper, Tara and Armstrong, Alona and Vlaswinkeld, Brigitte (2020) Environmental impacts and benefits of marine floating solar. Solar Energy, 219. pp. 11-14. ISSN 0038-092X

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Deployment of floating solar photovoltaic installations (floatovoltaics) is advancing, with various designs beginning to appear in a range of marine environments. Insight from freshwater floatovoltaics is not readily transferable offshore, and so lessons from other marine energy infrastructure are used to highlight how the marine environment may impact floatovoltaics, how the floatovoltaics impact the environment (both positively and negatively) and the likely societal response. It becomes clear that research to understand the environmental and societal implications of floating solar in the marine environment must proceed in parallel with investigations of the technical and economic feasibility.

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Solar Energy
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Solar Energy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Solar Energy, ?, ?, 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2020.10.010
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