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dc.contributor.authorM Pouran, Hamid
dc.contributor.authorPadilha Campos Lopes, Mariana
dc.contributor.authorNogueira, Tainan
dc.contributor.authorCastelo Branco, David
dc.contributor.authorSheng, Yong
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-22T10:58:14Z
dc.date.available2022-09-22T10:58:14Z
dc.date.issued2022-12-31
dc.identifier.citationPouran, H., Padilha Campos Lopes, M., Nogueira, T., Castelo Branco, D. and Sheng, Y. (in press) Environmental and technical impacts of floating photovoltaic plants (FPVs) as an emerging clean energy technology. iScience.en
dc.identifier.issn2589-0042en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/624936
dc.descriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article due to be published by Cell Press (in press). The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.en
dc.description.abstractFloating photovoltaic plants (FPVs) are emerging as a new modality of photovoltaic system application. FPVs present several benefits in comparison with ground-mounted systems and could have major and lasting positive environmental and technical impacts globally, which is the focus of this paper. Floating solar technology does not occupy habitable and productive areas and can be deployed in brownfields and degraded environments, that helps reducing land-use conflicts. Saving water through mitigating evaporation and improving water security in water-scarce regions combined with their flexibility for deployment on different water bodies including drinking water reservoirs are of other advantages of FPVs. They also have higher efficiency than ground-mounted PV solar and are compatible with the existing hydropower infrastructures, which supports diversifying the energy supply and its resilience. Despite the notable growth of floating photovoltaics on an international scale, lack of supporting policies and development roadmaps by the governments could hinder FPVs’ sustainable growth. Long-term reliability of the floating structures is also of the existing concerns that if not answered could limit the expansion of this emerging technology.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCell Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.cell.com/iscience/homeen
dc.subjectfloating photovoltaicsen
dc.subjectFPVsen
dc.subjectsociotechnical impactsen
dc.subjectdiversifying energy sectoren
dc.subjectwater securityen
dc.subjectreuse of brownfieldsen
dc.subjectresilient energy infrastructuresen
dc.titleEnvironmental and technical impacts of floating photovoltaic plants (FPVs) as an emerging clean energy technologyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.journaliScienceen
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW12092022HPen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2023-09-12en
refterms.dateFCD2022-09-12T11:44:02Z
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