Sunfloat® floating PV panels
The Sunfloater innovation project aims to develop floating photovoltaic (PV) energy harvesting systems for large open water areas. The Sunfloater system improves energy efficiency by intensifying the reflection of the sunrays on the free water surface, by increased passive cooling and
by making the rotation towards the sun easier. The Sunfloater innovation is attractive as it offers higher efficiency and lower installation costs.

Two full-scale prototypes of the Sunfloater floating devices - including vertical solar panels - were tested in various wave conditions. The tests help provide better insight into the motion behaviour and the mooring line loads. They were also needed
for optimisation of the system for deeper water and less sheltered, open water locations.

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