NewEnergyNews: Floating Solar To The Rescue

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    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Floating Solar To The Rescue

    Floating Solar Panels Restore Doomed Lake

    March 14, 2016 (AFP via Discovery)

    "Two decades ago, [930 square miles] of the Amazon rainforest was flooded for [the Balbina dam] that currently produces little electricity [and is considered an environmental crime]. Engineers now see that artificial lake as an ideal surface for floating solar panels…The artificial lake is so vast that from the dam's wall, the horizon barely comes into view…[A new solar array floating on the lake...[will use] the existing -- and underutilized -- power transmission infrastructure, as well as the flat water surface for the panels with no need to buy or expropriate new land…Brazil gets 60 percent of its electricity from hydroelectric power plants. But much of the country, including in the Amazon rainforest area, has been enduring a severe drought. Water levels at many Brazilian dams have dropped to dangerously low levels…The Balbina pilot project, to be completed by 2017…can produce five megawatts of electricity…Engineers hope to increase the output to 300 megawatts, allowing Balbina to produce electricity for 540,000 homes…” click here for more

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