Major Advantages of On-water Solar Power Plant
Built on water surface, the power plant does not occupy land resources, which reduces land acquisition costs.
Increasing power generation
The water body has a cooling effect on the photovoltaic modules, which can suppress the rise of the surface temperature of the modules, thereby obtaining a higher power generation capacity. According to Japan Hyogo large-scale solar power plant comparative analysis of the experimental results, due to the cooling effect of the water, panel production increased by about 14%；
Reducing evaporation and algae reproduction
Solar panels covered in water, can reduce water evaporation and restrain algae breeding, which is conducive to the protection of water resources;
Easy for Operation and maintenance
Solar power plant built on the water, can reduce the pollution of dust on the panels, and is easy to clean. Making the the panels difficult to access effectively prevents damage by human or animals.
No need of panel bases or structures saves cost;
Convenient to consume
Built on the waters close to village and city, easy to consume, solving the grid access difficulty, limited power and some other unfavorable factors, improve efficiency;
Avoid panel shading
Compared to the land, the water is relatively open, which effectively avoid shades on the panels from the mountains, forests or others. Uniform solar irradiation, no difference between the squares, and long light duration, thus increases the power generation;
The neat array of solar panels on the vast water can be a characteristic attraction, bringing tourism benefits to the region.