International Applications for Floating Solar PV (FPV)

Research output: NRELPresentation


Floating solar is a comparatively new concept. Floating solar is about to form a third pillar in the market for solar energy next to ground mounted and rooftop solar. The Asia-Pacific region already dominates the fast-emerging market in floating solar PV (FPV), and it looks set to build on that position as more nations get on board and costs fall. Asia-Pacific is set to increase its market share from 74% in 2020 to 87% in 2026 in terms of global installed FPV capacity. However, since floating solar systems are still a new application, there is a lack of information on its performance, cost, technical complexity, and operations and maintenance (O&M). This seminar series seeks to partially remedy that through presenting case studies that highlight the benefits, challenges, and applications of FPV in South and Southeast Asia.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages59
StatePublished - 2024

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-7A40-89741


  • floating solar
  • food-energy-water nexus
  • FPV
  • International
  • solar PV
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • USAID-NREL Partnership


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