Floating solar panels in terms of technology are similar to the panels installed on a roof. Difference is that they’ve been adapted to fit on to floating platforms, which are designed to be placed on water bodies.
Floating PV systems have a lot of ecological advantages as there is no disruption to fish or birds,impact on water quality,reduces water evaporation saving water used for drinking and irrigation.
A presentation was made by Mr. P V S Raju, highlighting the dangers of Antimony presence in solar glass iterating that BOROSIL is the first company in the world to have successfully made ANTIMONY FREE and 2 MM FULLY TEMPERED SOLAR TEXTURED GLASS which is ideal for such applications with exceptional resistance to degradation caused by moisture.
Floating systems made with Bi-facial glass-to-glass modules using fully tempered 2 mm glass deliver up to 30% more power with an extended warranty of up to 40 years.