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Xfloat solving the land issue of solar farms

Written by Kfir Kedem – May 30, 2022

Reviewed by Asaf Kedem

Renewable energy can come from nature (wind, solar, etc.). Although this is great, space is needed for the large structures that collect this energy. Farms are needed for wind turbines to power cities or solar panels to collect sufficient energy. While not every country may have sufficient land for such ventures, why would they not use space that exists in bodies of water?

Xfloat is an Israeli company that develops FPV (Floating Photovoltaics), or in other words, floating solar panels. These solar panels are webbed together in a scalable format and are able to resist harsh waves. The buoyancy structures that the panels sit on dampen the effects of wind and harsh movements. Furthermore, Xfloat claims that the panels are up to 28% more efficient than competing FPV systems that have the same power rating.

Auto Trendy’s take:

It makes complete sense for a country such as Israel to develop such a unique solution. There is not enough free land to start building energy collecting farms and the sun is out almost every single day. By having the panels floating off the coast, renewable energy can be collected without interfering with any existing land properties.

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