Floating solar panels and wind turbines are looking to power countries around the world.
With continued emphasis being put on clean energy these days, it’s not hard to imagine that power generators that use natural resources, such as solar and wind power, are becoming increasingly more popular. However, along with the increasing popularity, comes the issue of space and determining areas in which solar panels and wind turbines can be installed. For this reason, it’s not overly surprising that, in an effort to free up valuable land space for other uses, many countries are now looking to bodies of water, such as lakes and oceans, to build floating solar installations and wind farms, many of which are large enough to power much of each country’s population.
Below is a list of articles discussing the various countries that have built or are in the process of building floating solar panels and wind turbines. Read on to learn more about this exciting trend.
- Solar Panels Floating on Water Will Power Japan’s Homes from National Geographic
- India Plans World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Project (50 MW) from Clean Technica
- U.K. Approves World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm, Farthest Ever From The Coast from Think Progress
- New Floating Wind Turbine Foundations Being Built In Germany from Clean Technica
Watch the video below to see the process of a group of floating solar panels being built and installed in the U.K.