Cost-Competitive Floating Solar in Southern Europe

Utility-scale floating solar arrays in Europe have been evaluated for their economic viability. Moreover, these projects are already competitively priced in many southern European nations. They assert that if capital costs are decreased by 12 percent, floating PV could become competitive across Europe.
To compare floating PV (FPV) to optimally slanted, land-based photovoltaics (LPV), researchers from Italy and Spain calculated the energy yield and cost potential of FPV across eligible bodies of water in Europe.

Industrial Processes with Zero-Carbon Use Battery with Brick-and-Iron Heat

Rondo Energy, funded by Bill Gates, came up with the brick toaster heat battery. This innovation stores renewable energy and transmits heat and electricity to manufacture steel, cement, and chemicals.
Two variants of Rondo Energy’s Rondo Heat Battery (RHB), an energy storage device that distributes heat and electricity for industrial purposes, have been made available. It is constructed of easily …

Using Agrivoltaics to Lessen Evaporation of Water

Chinese researchers examined water evaporation on areas of land with two distinct types of agrivoltaic arrays and found that evaporation was greatly reduced in both cases. They investigated the connection between total surface evaporation and duration.
To lower the rate of evaporation on water surfaces, researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China have examined the potential of agrivoltaic installations.

Agrivoltaics, Greenhouses Utilize PV Shade Screens

For agrivoltaic uses, a Saudi Arabian firm has created a modular solar panel. It shields plants and vegetables from excessive sunshine and is specially made for areas with high amounts of solar radiation.
Mirai Solar has created a foldable, flexible, modular solar panel for agrivoltaic applications. It is a King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) branch in Saudi Arabia.