Insight Paper: Floating Solar Mythbusting
Looking back at how far the floating solar market has come and its ripple effect, we are reminded of the value this once-upon-a-time emerging technology offers to the renewable energy space. It is truly remarkable how quickly the market has grown, reaching brand-new territories from Chile to Morocco.
It certainly seems that more and larger floating solar projects becoming operational has become a ubiquity. However, all this hype has brought up some uncertainties and misperceptions particularly with respect to the environmental impact of floating solar installations.
This paper plunges into four factors influencing the viability of floating solar in order to provide tidbits of insights to overcome the rising tide of such uncertainties.