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dc.contributor.authorCampos Lopes, Mariana Padilha
dc.contributor.authorNogueira, Tainan
dc.contributor.authorLeandro Santos, Alberto José
dc.contributor.authorCastelo Branco, David
dc.contributor.authorPouran, Hamid
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-15T10:31:22Z
dc.date.available2021-10-15T10:31:22Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-30
dc.identifier.citationCampos Lopes, M.P., Nogueira, T., Leandro Santos, A.J., Castelo Branco, D. and Pouran, H. (2022) Technical potential of floating photovoltaic systems on artificial water bodies in Brazil. Renewable Energy, 181, 1023-1033.en
dc.identifier.issn0960-1481en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.renene.2021.09.104en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/624408
dc.descriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Elsevier in Renewable Energy on 30/09/2021, available online: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2021.09.104 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.en
dc.description.abstractFloating photovoltaic systems (FPVs) are an emerging technology where photovoltaic solar panels are placed on the water surface. They are cost-competitive compared to ground-mounted solar farms and provide some additional and unique properties including reduced evaporation of the water from the reservoir, mitigating algae growth; higher efficiency of electricity generation compared to common PV systems because of the cooling effects of water and preventing land-use conflicts. Despite the growing interest in this technology and the opportunities that it could create, there is no systematic assessment of the technical potential of FPVs in Brazil. This work is the first study on the technical potential of FPVs in artificial water bodies applied to Brazil at country and state levels. The country's potential for this purpose was determined based on two criteria: selecting only artificial/man-made water bodies and excluding protected areas. The QGIS software was used to locate water bodies and cross georeferenced meteorological data. The results show that even if FPVs cover only 1% of the identified suitable areas this technology can produce energy equivalent to almost 12.5% of the current national electricity generation and correspond to approximately 16% of Brazil's electricity consumption.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0960148121013999?via%3Dihuben
dc.subjectfloating photovoltaic systemen
dc.subjectpotential capacityen
dc.subjectrenewable energyen
dc.subjectartificial water bodiesen
dc.titleTechnical potential of floating photovoltaic systems on artificial water bodies in Brazilen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.journalRenewable Energyen
dc.date.accepted2021-09-19
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW15102021HPen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2022-09-30en
dc.source.volume181
dc.source.beginpage1023
dc.source.endpage1033
refterms.dateFCD2021-10-15T10:31:04Z
refterms.versionFCDAM


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