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B2B Sales & Business Development Consultant ZACH KALLERGIS

I provide Strategic Advice & Implementation services for the B2B Solar sector helping Brands identify new exciting Business Opportunities approaching each of my clients with fresh eyes to...

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Having completed and sold its largest floating PV plant – the 27.4MWp Bomhofsplas farm – last year, BayWa r.e. has now developed six floating projects in Europe, with a total installed capacity of close to 100MWp.
Benedikt Ortmann, global director of solar projects at BayWa r.e., said floating PV “can be as cost-effective as regular ground-mounted solar” over the operation period of 25 to 30 years, adding: “It offers a win-win situation for the environment, local communities and, above all, a cost-effective energy transition.”

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Matt Chester on Jan 20, 2021

I've heard floating solar sometimes described as a solution in search of a problem-- perhaps the benefits it brings are modest compared with some of the challenges the installations present. Can you share some of the specific instances where floating solar can bring benefits as an installation that make the challenge worthwhile? 

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Zach Kallergis on Jan 27, 2021

Matt floating PV is an emerging technology. Certain studies demonstrate that PV modules perform better when installed on water due to cooling however we also need to take into consideration the effect floating PV might have on the flora and fauna.

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