RWE team analyzes floating PV potential

Jul 12, 2021 10:31 AM ET
  • PV2Float will check several solar advances with different structure designs over a three-year duration
RWE team analyzes floating PV potential
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RWE Renewables, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) are working together to even more establish floating solar power technology.

The joint study project, PV2Float, will examine several floating photovoltaic or pv systems with various structure styles under genuine problems over a three-year duration.

An assessment for an ideal open pit lake for the execution is presently ongoing, the companions said.

Along with picking the area, RWE will perform a potential analysis of the German and global market for floating PV.

The demo PV plant is to be created and built along with Volta Solar.

4 floating PV installments and a referral installation on land with an overall power of around 150kW are planned.

Heckert Solar, a solar module producer in Chemnitz, will certainly support the project with PV module concepts.

VDE Renewables is assessing the established nuclear power plant principles to make certain that they abide by standards and also electrical security.

It will also check the plants after construction.

Fraunhofer ISE will certainly examine the governing structure for floating PV as well as is also developing a procedure for the involvement of local stakeholders.

The institute will certainly execute sturdiness tests on the individual system parts, perform simulation models on energy return and also adapt them to fulfill the particular demands of floating applications, where necessary.

Fraunhofer ISE will additionally check out the financial practicality of floating PV.

The marine ecology surveillance is the obligation of BTU.

RWE Renewables senior manager solar power Thorsten Miltkau claimed: "We see fantastic potential for floating PV worldwide.

" With this study project, we wish to deepen our knowledge of the technological possibilities of floating PV systems, such as scalability and power yield, and move the findings to industrial projects."

Fraunhofer ISE project head Stefan Wieland stated: "Bodies of water placed special demands on the design, product, environmental compatibility and also functional monitoring of floating PV power plants.

" In the project, these elements are explored for big floating PV plants."

PV2Float is moneyed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Matters as well as Power.

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