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Langthwaite Reservoir

This site is the second application for United Utilities of floatovoltaics, where solar panels are floated on a reservoir.

This page on the Seaflex web site gives details of the project. This paragraph describes the application of the solar panels.

The 1 MW plant features approximately 3,700 pontoon modules and 3,520 solar panels, and the power generated will be used to run the neighbouring Lancaster water treatment works, which supplies water to 152,000 people across Lancaster, Morecambe and Heysham.

There are links to other floatovoltaic projects on this page.

One project at Alto Rabagao in Portugal tested the design in extreme environmental conditions.

Seaflex appear to be a Swedish company started by an inventor of a rubber mooring system.

August 15, 2021 Posted by | Energy | , , , | Leave a comment