Floating solar panels take to the seas
The Vienna University of Technology (TU Wein) has developed Heliofloat, an offshore solar panel system that goes beyond generating solar energy. The solar platforms have been designed to float with innovative buoyancy units that keep the panels above water even in the roughest weather conditions. Heliofloat technology shades precious water resources from the sun and creates clean energy while acting as a platform for other objects. The research team believes that the system can be used for aqua farming, offshore housing, desalination plants and even as event locations.
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