Nov 21, 2022

A Portuguese company’s innovative floating solar panels stalk the Sun’s movements

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Currently floating on a lake in the Netherlands, the solar island comprises 180 movable solar panels that provide an increase in energy production by up to 40 percent.

A Portuguese company’s sustainable solution is following the Sun, almost like a stalker, in a bid to get the most out of its energy.


SolarisFloat has developed an innovative floating solar solution that is unlike the many being installed in water bodies around the world. With single-or dual-axis tracking, the floating island is powered by electric engines that consume less than 0.5 percent of the total energy produced. As the BBC explained, the installation, named PROTEVS, is the first to merge floating solar panels with Sun-tracking technology.

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