Floating Solar: A Win-Win for Drought-Stricken Lakes in U.S.

Floating solar panel arrays are increasingly being deployed in places as diverse as Brazil and Japan. One prime spot for these “floatovoltaic” projects could be the sunbaked U.S. Southwest, where they could produce clean energy and prevent evaporation in major man-made reservoirs.

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Courtesy of KYOCERA Corporation
A 2.3-megwatt floating solar array in Kasai City, Japan.