The Spanish company Emica Bombas SA has presented a new design of a floating photovoltaic system that reproduces the structure of a trimaran.
The pilot floating array is built from 32 solar panels with a capacity of 11 kW, informs PV magazine.
The system is the first example of a new subsidiary of Emica Solar and is shaped like a trimaran – a kind of boat built on a main hull with two smaller outrigger hulls attached to the sides.
According to the manufacturer, this architecture of the system provides greater stability compared to conventional floating structures and reduces the area of contact with water by up to 93%.
According to the company, the proposed design of the floating photovoltaic system allows modules to be deployed with an inclination of up to 25 degrees, while conventional floating structures only allow an inclination of up to 10 degrees. This helps developers to make the use of double-sided panels more convenient.
When it is necessary to empty the water basins to clean the bottom, the floating structure makes it possible to solve this problem without the need to dismantle the installation.
The company said that the kit was developed by naval engineers. They also added that it can withstand wind speeds of 29 m/s and a height of 1 m.
Note that the first prototype of the reservoir system was developed in Alava, in the northeast of the Basque Country.
Before EcoPolitica reported that the French have developed the concept of ecological catamaran Manta to collect plastic waste from the ocean and turn it into fuel on board.
Recall also that in Qatar they want to build a hotel that will float in the waters of the Persian Gulf. In addition to the unusual architectural form, the hotel will also be environmentally friendly to nature and tourists.
We also wrote about floating platform, which collects plastic garbage in the waters of the Pacific Ocean.