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Floating PV Plants

  • ID: 4768615
  • Book
  • January 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 138 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Renewable energy sources (RES) are one of the important instruments that human beings can use to tackle problems created by climate change. We expect a quick expansion of RES in the next few years.

One important new technology is the floating photovoltaic (FPV) which is at its very beginning but which after only 10 years from its first proposal has already reached the target of 2 GWp of plants installed.

This book explores the reasons for such growth and the advantages of this new technology. FPV plants are easily integrated into any human settlements and can use available fresh water as well as salt water near coastal areas. So their geographic potential is unlimited.

Furthermore, their environmental impact is limited and the managing and decommissioning of plants are very cheap.

The book offers a perspective on the many facets of this technology as well as an analysis of the economic aspect and of the final electricity cost which in a short time will go down to less than 50 $ per MWh.

Contributions from different authors have helped in sectors such as the raft structure, the wave impact, and the environment problems.

  • Investigates the installation of photovoltaic systems over the water's surface
  • Offers theoretical and practical explanations on how to study, analyze and design photovoltaic energy systems
  • Considers how the use of floating photovoltaic systems can work to fulfill domestic energy demand

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1. Introduction 2. Floating Plants Location 3. Current status of FPV and trends 4. The Floating PV Plant Structures 5. Wind load, wave impact and mooring systems 6. Cooling systems 7. Tracking systems 8. Available experimental test 9. Hydroelectric integration 10. The environmental problems 11. LCOE Analysis 12. Off shore FPV systems

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Rosa-Clot, Marco
Professor Marco Rosa-Clot
Graduated with First Class Hons from Scuola Normale, Pisa, in 1966.
After one year as researcher at Columbia University (New York 1968), he was Professor of Quantum Physics and General Physics at Pisa University (1969-87).
In the period 1975-78 he was a fellow of the Theoretical Division at CERN. Subsequently he was appointed to the chair of Nuclear Physics at Florence University (1988-2009).
From 1997 to 2003 he was the scientific director of CRS4 (Centre of numerical simulation in Sardinia),
From 1990 to 2015 he has been the scientific director of the private company SIT (Scienza Industria Tecnologia) and since January 2016 of the private company Koiné Multimedia.
He he is author of about 100 works published in international reviews on theoretical physics, nuclear physics, environment and energy problems and in the last 10 years he worked extensively on submerged and floating photovoltaic systems (see www.floatingsolar.it )
Marco Tina, Giuseppe
Giuseppe Marco Tina is associate Professor of Electric Energy Systems at UdC. In 2013 he received the National Academic Qualification as Full Professor. From 1993 to 1996 he worked in the industrial sector with Agip Refineries and ST Microelectronics in Italy, as electrical engineer responsible for electrical facilities operation and maintenance. He was also made Associate researcher for INFN (National Institute for Nuclear Physics), Catania, Italy in 2002 and was responsible for Erasmus agreements (France, Spain, Greece).

Tina's international scientific output includes 65 journal publications and over 120 publications in conference proceedings.
Research and publications: analysis and modelling of renewable energy generation systems
(wind and Photovoltaic systems), DGSs (Dispersed Generation Systems), Energy and Ancillary Services Market, Stationary applications of Hydrogen Technology, photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) systems, monitoring and diagnostic of photovoltaic systems.
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