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

  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},
  volume={53 3},
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