Article | November 15, 2019

How Water Is Helping Solar To Overcome Land Barriers

Source: KLa Systems
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Expect to see more solar arrays sitting atop waterways.

That’s because mounting solar panels on structures that float offers a significant advantage in areas where land is scarce. So, the arrays are increasingly popping up in places such as industrial ponds, reservoirs, and small lakes.

The largest floating solar array in North America to date was recently installed in New Jersey. Ciel & Terre USA, in conjunction with Solar Renewable Energy LLC and RETTEW, completed the floating solution that sits on the borough of Sayreville’s pre-treatment water storage pond.

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