World’s First Hydro and Solar floating Power Plant
was installed the world’s first hydro-solar power station in the Alto
Rabagão dam, in Montealegre. Combining a dam with a new photovoltaic system
with 840 floating solar panels, with a capacity of 220 kilowatts. The
project is pioneer and it was made to be scaled. For now it is small in order
to be studied, but the idea is to increase and to replicate in other dams in
Portugal in order to increase the production of energy by clean energy systems
in the hours of more demand.
The use of
floating photovoltaic systems have many advantages. They have very little
impact in nature since the water mirrors already exist and do not need to
altered. The system does not ocupy areas that could by worked for agriculture
purposes. The installation of the photovoltaic modules floating in water
improves there efficiency due to cooling.
is from EDP, Energias de Portugal, and was done by Ciel & Terre the
leading company in floating photovoltaic systems with collaboration of Energia em
Conserva an EPC company from Portugal.
This has an
huge impact in the world`s electric needs development and use of clean energy.
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