Floating Solar Park in Canoe Brook, NJ

Floating solar park powers water treatment system

Solar panels are used around the world as a cheap and eco-friendly way to produce energy. They can usually be seen on rooftops or large plots of open land. However, the natural cooling effect of the water beneath the solar cells makes them more efficient than those on land. Furthermore, the location of the solar cells can make a big difference in longevity since there is a reduced risk of destruction due to wildlife, storms and earthquakes. This particular installation, located on Canoe Brook about 25 km from New York, has been operational since August 2011.

Eneractive Solutions, the company appointed by the New Jersey American Water to create a solar park to power a water treatment plant, considers the installation a huge success. The maintenance is minimal due to the placement on water, and by using SEAFLEX to moor the installation it can handle both water level variations as well as major storms.

The system was put to the test in August 2011 by Hurricane Irene passing through. It suffered no damage and remains fully functional to this day. Since we believe being environmentally aware and safe is one of our most important tasks we were proud to get the chance to moor such an innovative application.

Read more in this Marina World article.

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