Indonesia, India & China Account for Almost 70% of Demand for Floating PV in '22: WoodMac

Jun 1, 2023 09:59 AM ET
  • In a significant searching for, the report adds that 15 nations are approximated to go across 500 MW of cumulative floating PV setups by 2031. These consist of China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, and Vietnam in the leading five.

A report launched by Wood Mackenzie states that the worldwide floating solar market is readied to leading 6 GW limit by 2031.

In a substantial finding, the report includes that 15 nations are approximated to cross 500 MW of cumulative floating PV installations by 2031. These consist of China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Vietnam in the top five. It adds that Indonesia, India and also China comprised near 70% of the overall demand for floating PV in 2022.

In the span of the next 10 years, China and also India are very most likely to surpass 10 GW, it finds. India will be following just to China with 10,614 MW of setups. In the European market, Netherlands and France will certainly take the highest share while in the center east, Israel will dominate.

Additionally, the Asia-Pacific region leads with respect to require for floating solar, specifies the report, which reads, "The Asia-Pacific market had about 3 GW of floating solar projects in 2022, recording over 90% of floating solar need that year. Countries such as China, Indonesia, India, South Korea, and Thailand are creating numerous floating solar projects."

After Asia-Pacific, Europe has actually seen the biggest demand for floating solar. Netherlands asserts the highest possible share in the region, comprising 32% of European demand in 2022. The Sellingen floating solar park with 41.4 MW has actually offered a press to the floating solar market in Netherlands.

The United States, the report quotes, will witness a CAGR of 13% for floating solar over the following ten years. California, Florida, and also New Jersey will certainly possess high demands, which will be accompanied by costly land expenses.

India's high rank corresponds to its total solar push where it ranks fourth worldwide, however also then, the nation has an enormous path ahead of it for floating solar. Even as the earliest plants begun stream and also begin doing, a few of the largest floating solar projects prepared throughout key reservoirs have yet to remove, notably the Rihand Dam in UP, Omkareshwar Project in MP, Getalsud Dam in Jharkhand, Pong Dam etc. Plagued by technological and also various other concerns, these projects, as and also when they move ahead, will collectively add up to over 2 GW of floating solar capacity by themselves. Add to that multiple smaller sized projects prepared throughout Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha and also other states where big energy range solar has been a difficulty, and the capacity is truly strong for the country.

The report can be accessed here.


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