research & innovation

Floating Solar

Floating solar photovoltaic arrays, or floatovoltaics, are a new water body use and are proliferating across the world. Within this project we are developing an understanding of the impacts of floatovoltaics on the hosting water body and building a relevant stakeholder network.

This IAA is led by Dr Alona Armstrong in collaboration with Xiandong Ma, and is part of a broader body of work in collaboration with Dr Ian Jones (The Centre of Ecology & Hydrology), and Dr Trevor Page. Further, Giles Exley’s PhD research is focused on floating solar.

EPSRC IAA funded
Period: 2017-2018