It’s perfectly possible to install a floating solar farm on lakes and water reservoirs. Such a park delivers a relatively large amount of solar power, due to the extra water reflection and the natural cooling of the panels, which makes them work better. The floating solar park is often out of sight, often built at a fairly low level. Floating solar improves biodiversity on water surfaces. This way you don’t risk sacrificing your valuable farmland.
Our first plans have already been submitted to the local authorities for evaluation.
The water bodies we are targeting have often been artificially created over time, for example to store water or to extract sand and gravel. These lakes and ponds in particular have usually very low biodiversity.
Such a park delivers a relatively large amount of solar power, due to the extra water reflection and the natural cooling of the panels, which makes them work better.
The floating solar plant is often far out of sight, is always built low and offers many opportunities to improve the biodiversity in such a lake.
Our aim is to strengthen the value of industrial lakes and ponds with the implementation of floating solar fields. We believe that we should not cover more than 50% of the water, so that enough light and oxygen can enter into it. The floating solar fields themselves are excellent places for the growth of all kinds of organisms at the bottom, which form a food source for fish and other water species.
We make sure to not place the floating solar fields as one massive field, but instead we divide them into several pieces, so that variation is created, around which nature can develop. In addition, we often place floating reed islands around the park, which provide a good natural integration and offer shelter to birds and fish. The presence of these floating green islands improves the oxygen concentration of water. In the case of deep sand or gravel extraction lakes, partial coverage with solar fields and floating islands will reduce temperature jumps caused by gradual warming and cooling.