The solar panels at Europe’s first floating solar farm have been cleaned in December 2014 by Clean Solar Solutions. The unique 200KW array is made up of 800 solar panels that are mounted on flotation devices, located on a farm-based reservoir near Reading, Berkshire in the UK. The solar panels were installed by site owners Floating Solar UK, in conjunction with French developers Ciel & Terre.
Steve Williams, M.D. of Clean Solar Solutions comments “This was an extremely exciting project for us. To be able to say that we cleaned the panels on the very first floating array in Europe is fun but also an important milestone for us. We believe that floating solar arrays is an excellent use of the space available at reservoirs. All of our cleaning team members are hoping they are among those we send to clean this unique array. After all, accessing solar panels via a boat is certainly not something we get to do every day!”
Floating Solar UK see a great deal of potential in the UK for this type of array and hope to be rolling out floating solar arrays across the UK in the near future. Japan has the largest market for floating solar arrays in the world so far due to it’s lack of space on which to build solar arrays.
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