With Pakistan's water reserves fast depleting, floating solar will be key to conserving resources and producing cheap energy, said power minister Omar Ayub Khan.
Swedish state-owned utility eyes December to start construction of maiden project in Northern country, increasingly targeted by solar players as home for floating ventures.
Colossal scheme planned for the Saemangeum Seawall dyke on the southwest coast was approved in July and will help South Korea meet its 20%-by-2030 green energy target.
Renewable energy firm BayWa r.e is planning floating solar (FPV) plants in Europe totalling over 100MW in 2020, after several successful projects were recently completed in the Netherlands with a total capacity of 25MW.
New handbook is meant to guide developers through plant design, energy yields, green impacts, financial risks and other barriers slowing segment's growth to becoming 400GWp market.
PUB awards contracts to build two 1.5MW floating solar projects on the Bedok and Lower Seletar Reservoirs to BBR Greentech.
Firm completes 14.5MWp Sekdoorn and 8.5MWp Tynaarlo in the Netherlands, tells PV Tech it will next build 27MWp Dutch successor and consider German floating forays.
French firm connects 450kWp project - its first in India - using Hydrelio float technology.
Minister Borne and state secretary Poirson attend launch of Akuo’s 17MWp O’MEGA1 plant, built over 12 months and featuring Ciel & Terre Hydrelio HDPE platforms.
GES to build 97MW solar plant for Engie in Chile, Sterling & Wilson bags 200MW EPC order in Australia, BHEL tenders for floating solar equipment at Indian coal plant, ACC and Hyperion for JV in Hong Kong.
The French firm sees huge potential for more floating PV in Brazil, which boasts substantial hydroelectric infrastructure and generates 64% of its electricity from hydro power.
Eiffel Investment Group’s fund will help raise citizen capital for France’s self-styled largest floating PV project, a Ciel & Terre-equipped plant being built since last year.
Eurocham executive tells PV Tech that grid congestion troubles are not going away and new FiT proposals may exacerbate problem.
Tata Power Solar wins bid to deploy one of largest floating ventures seen to date in country, with plans to commission Kerala scheme ‘no later’ than 21 months.
Megawatt-scale scheme put forward by utility partner duo will be deployed to help power wastewater treatment plant in Auckland.