December 16, 2022
SolarisFloat, a Portuguese company, has created an island of solar panels that floats in Oostvoornse Meer, a lake in the Netherlands. The unique feature of this floating solar farm is that the solar panels track the movement of the sun across the sky to absorb as much sunlight as they can, maximising the production of energy.
Called Proteus, this circular solar farm is 38mts wide and consists of 180 moving solar panels. It has the ability to produce approximately 73 kilowatts of power. SolarisFloat believes that this technology can be scaled up to produce greater amounts of renewable energy in the future.
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It is expected that the use of floating solar panel technology will grow by around 43% per year in the next 10 years.