Construction of Australian-first floating solar farm due to begin

March 10 2015

An Australian-first floating solar power plant is expected to be operational in South Australia by early April, with construction about to get underway.
The plant will float on a wastewater treatment facility in Jamestown in the state’s mid north.

Felicia Whiting of Infratech Industries said the plant was designed so that much of the construction could be carried out offsite and slotted together at the facility.

“We should see some plant on the site within about two weeks,” Ms Whiting said.

She also explained that as the solar panels were floating they would be kept cool by the water mass, making them about 57 per cent more efficient than land-based solar panels.

ABC News Article can be found here


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