Floating PV Systems
Unlike traditional ground-mounted and rooftop solar projects, in floating solar, projects are built with panels “floating” over a body of water. Floating solar systems can be deployed in hydroelectric dams, industrial water ponds, and irrigation reservoirs, among other applications. Installation of solar panels on water is also relatively quick and inexpensive compared with ground-mounted systems. In addition, floating solar plants can reduce evaporation and slow algae growth in freshwater.
In Colombia, there are a large number of reservoirs with appropriate infrastructure for the development of this type of projects; according to the International Commission of Large Dams (ICOLD), Colombia currently has 62 reservoirs classified as large dams. In addition, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the 20 largest reservoirs in Colombia, occupy an area of 53,495 hectares.
Innova Solar Colombia is pleased to be able to act as a developer in Colombia and partner with Ciel et Terre, the world’s leading company in floating solar PV technology with the first patented and industrialized water-based PV concept Hydrelio®.