Title: Where Sun Meets Water: Floating Solar Market Report

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Report

Published: October 30, 2018

Region: Global

Country: Global / Non-Specific

Sector: Energy and Power

Keywords: Innovative Revenues for Infrastructure, Solar power

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Document Summary:

A first-of-its kind report series on floating solar technologies, “Where Sun Meets Water,” aims to help policymakers, private developers and practitioners understand the market potential, costs and policy implications of floating solar, as well as the challenges to overcome to get this emerging technology off the ground.

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  • Floating solar technologies are paving the way to significantly scale up the use of solar energy around the world, especially in countries with high population density and where land is a constraint
  • This first-of-its-kind market report estimates the global potential of floating solar, even under conservative assumptions, to be 400 gigawatts (GW). That is roughly the total capacity of all solar photovoltaic installations worldwide at the end of 2017

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