Floating Solar & Solar

Since 2000 the Aquatera team have worked with over 60 different marine renewables technologies covering wave, tidal, offshore wind and more recently floating solar PV (FPV). This work has spanned over 50 countries from the Arctic to the Antarctic and from the benign tropics to the harsh waters of the NE Atlantic.

Most recently Aquatera used its RADMApp resource and market analysis tool to identify over 400 prospective floating solar, offshore wind and tidal development sites throughout Indonesia with a combined deliverable capacity of 1.9 TW and a predicted output of 3,000 TWh.

Aquatera’s work encompasses strategic and project level planning, market analysis, consenting, baseline surveys, technology optimisation, conceptual array design, deployment planning, marine operations management, monitoring and decommissioning.

We have recently been engaged by one of the major energy companies to do a Global Marine & Fresh-water FPV Environmental and Social Impact Assessment. The study aims to assess the environmental impact of floating PV in inland water bodies and marine environments (both nearshore and offshore) in various regions and countries across the globe.

The result of the project will also lay out the state of the art on FPV impact assessment and its strategies / best practices on various aquatic ecosystems.​ Finally, the study will provide an overview of known adverse as well as positive effects of FPV power stations and identify the scientific gaps that would require R&D or operational studies, biomonitoring current practices, and mitigation solutions.

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