Here at Green Road Solar, we understand the power and the value that solar energy brings to the table. Not only is it a sustainable source of energy, it is also a clean and viable alternative to other types of energy. As Sun Valley’s solar energy expert, we are proud to offer our services to the area. Whether it’s solar panel installation or electric car chargers, we’ve got you covered.
As solar energy people, we also value the efforts of people around the world to find new and more effective ways to utilize solar energy. That is why we wanted to take a moment to share a solar energy news story that we enjoyed, with you!
London’s Floating Solar Farm
Designed to generate enough energy to power local water treatment plants for several years, London’s floating solar farm is a modern marvel. Nearly 23,000 solar panels float on the surface of the Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir, and will produce the energy equivalent to the consumption of nearly 1,000 residential homes.
Why Floating Solar Farms?
What was the motivation and deciding factor in moving forward with the QEII’s floating solar farm? Space availability! The reservoir’s intended use is to provide a source of water to the city of London. As such, the waters don’t harbor wildlife, meaning environmental impact is extremely low for such a project. The other factor is that the reservoir represents a large amount of space that would not otherwise be put to use. What better place for the implementation of solar energy?
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