New Floating Photovoltaic Trampoline compare online other floating Technologies
Ocean Sun?s trampoline-style floating solar array reduces flotation framing compared with other designs. Credit: Ocean Sun
The design of the Ocean Sun array includes dual-glass, silicon crystalline modules with customized junction box, cables and attachment features. The modules are attached to the membrane using a unique fixation mechanism, the company explains. This enables good thermal contact with the water body, and the membrane is carefully designed to withstand mechanical stress and sun exposure, it adds.
Since the modules are in close contact with the water, the low water temperature provides excellent cooling of the cells, which permits energy generation at higher efficiency levels than a module fixed in the air.
One side benefit of the membrane design, which will readily support the weight of several workers, is that the floaters will reduce underwater sunlight exposure, the company says. This can mitigate the problem of algae growth, often harmful to marine life, and will reduce evaporation, a growing concern in many warm and dry geographical areas, Ocean Sun says.
Ocean Sun offers three sizes of modular arrays, starting with the CF 500, the flagship circular design with 500 kilowatt-peak, a diameter of 72 meters and an area of about 4,000 square meters. The CF 200 is a 200 kWp circular floater with a diameter of 50 meters and an area of about 2,000 square meters, the company says.
Now we made a small online Calculator to compare the different Technologies. Also common floating Applications are more costly, but will benefit from the Albedo of Water. On the other side cooled Modules are performing better: Try to play with the different configurations an make your decision.
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