Photovoltaic floating plant with tracking and cooling system
Floating Tracking Cooling Concentrator (FTCC) System allows to exploit basins, natural and artificial lakes to install PV plants.
The FTCC system consists of a series of floating rafts with photovoltaic panels supported by tubular frame buoyant platforms. The power of a single module ranges from 20 to 200 kWp , depending on the type of system configuration and panel used.
The modular structure allows various plant sizes and configurations: fixed installation ( in order to maximize the coverage of the available area) or tracking installation ( in order to maximize the energy collection).
Tracking plants will be equipped with fully tested 1-axis tracking control (RA, solar targeting system) in order to keep the plant always oriented toward the sun.
The installation of the cooling system improves panels efficency, average yearly energy gain of more than 10%, and protects them from thermal shocks .
With the availability of tracking and cooling becomes possible to use concentrating PV.
Colignola pilote plant
In 2011 we build a FTCC pilot installation in an irrigation reservoir near Colignola, Pisa.
The plant was a 20m wide with planar mirrors for concentration, tracking and cooling system.
La Pommeraie-sur-Sèvre plant
Our French partner, Osesol has developed floating a photovoltaic plant in La Pommeraie-sur-Sevre in the region of Pays de la Loire. The structure is entirely made of PVC profiles, with an effective cost reduction.
The press release is here
The Chungju plant
Korean company, Techwin has built a floating photovoltaic plant in Chungju, Korea using the FTCC technology, with the final project entirely developed by Scienza Industria Tecnologia and Koinè Multimedia.
The Suvereto plant
The Terra Moretti group has made at its winery Petra in Suvereto (Italy), a floating photovoltaic plant that allows the use of a irrigation reservoir and at the same time have a greater energy efficiency.
This plant, with capacity of 200 kWp, is the first of its kind and paves the way for a line of development in PV technologies that points at the following goals:
- Enhancement of existing facilities and better integration
- Greater energy efficiency
- Lower environmental impact