Floating PV for water pumping, desalination

Comunidad de Regantes de Águilas, a Spanish irrigation community, recently completed the installation of a floating PV plant on one of its irrigation ponds in the municipality of Águilas, in the southern Spanish region of Murcia. The 786 kW floating array features...

PV shade screens for greenhouses, agrivoltaics

Mirai Solar, a spinoff of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), has developed a foldable, flexible and modular solar panel for agrivoltaic applications. The semitransparent Mirai Screen module – or “PV shade screen,” as the company...

Photovoltaic signboard with 18.5% efficiency

Danish startup Dansk Solenergi has developed what it claims is the world’s first PV signboard. The round, 95 W solar module has an efficiency of up to 18.5%. It features 35 cells from Singapore-based solar manufacturer Maxeon. The panel is based on a colorful cell...