Everyone agrees that solar panels provide the cleanest energy. But the catch is, they take up a lot of land space. That stops countries like Singapore and China, with an ever-growing population, from using those lands for any other purpose. What if you can save space by installing these solar panels in bodies of water? Guess what? Sunseap Solar Farm installed floating solar panels on the Duriankang Reservoir on South Batam Island across 4,000 acres! It is the world’s largest solar farm to date.
Placing solar panels in bodies of water allows leaders to use the land for farming, housing, and industry. Water also cools the solar panels and increases efficacy. The bodies of water, in turn, cool down. This increases the oxygen level in the water, benefitting the sea animals and plants underneath. In this TechDivision video, Frank Phuan, the Sunseap co-founder and chief executive, says, “Floating solar systems will go a long way to address the land constraints that urbanized part of southeast Asia face in tapping renewable energy.” Watch the video to know more.