Floating Photovoltaic Systems: Assessing the Technical Potential of Photovoltaic Systems on Man-Made Water Bodies in the Continental United States.

@article{Spencer2019FloatingPS,
  title={Floating Photovoltaic Systems: Assessing the Technical Potential of Photovoltaic Systems on Man-Made Water Bodies in the Continental United States.},
  author={Robert S Spencer and Jordan Macknick and Alexandra Aznar and Adam Warren and Matthew O. Reese},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
  year={2019},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={
          1680-1689
        }
}
Floating photovoltaic (FPV) systems, also called floatovoltaics, are a rapidly growing emerging technology application in which solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are sited directly on water. The water-based configuration of FPV systems can be mutually beneficial: Along with providing such benefits as reduced evaporation and algae growth, it can lower PV operating temperatures and potentially reduce the costs of solar energy generation. Although there is growing interest in FPV, to date there has… 

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