BIGGEST FLOATING SOLAR ON THE GLOBE
Meet the world's largest floating solar-energy farm; As the global proliferation of solar power continues, energy experts are coming up with new ways – and locations – to implement the cheap fuel alternative.
Cathaleen Chen, February 29, 2016 (Christian Science Monitor)
“The 23,000 solar panels to be installed in the outskirts of London will become Europe’s – and momentarily, the world’s – largest floating solar-energy farm…[They will] be floating on a large, manmade lake southwest of London – the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir at Walton-on-Thames…The solar farm project is designed to generate electricity for the local water treatment plants. After five years of planning and £6 million (more than $8.3 million) in costs, construction is scheduled to wrap up in early March and will be operational for decades…[T]he panels will only comprise 6 percent of [the lake’s] surface, so they won’t be harmful to the local ecosystem…” click here for more