International Applications for Floating Solar Photovoltaics

Nathan Lee, Alexandra Aznar, Samuel Booth

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


To ensure reliable, affordable, and sustainable future power supplies many developing countries are exploring options for new generation. Floating solar photovoltaics (FPV) are becoming an increasingly competitive option. However, the technology is still nascent, and many potential adopters have questions about its benefits, how to analyze it appropriately, and the underlying technology. The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a global leader in FPV and is looking to develop international implementation, analysis, and research collaborations to further advance the technology and support global deployment. This concept note provides an overview of FPV and the potential areas of collaboration that NREL would be interested in supporting.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2019

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-7A40-73907


  • floating
  • floating solar
  • floating solar photovoltaics
  • FPV
  • geospatial
  • technical potential
  • water-energy nexus


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