D3Energy in partnership with Ameresco will build a 1.1MW floating solar array for Duke Energy at Fort Bragg.
Falling costs combined with limited land in densely populated countries have seen floating PV pitched as the third pillar of the solar sector.
The gap between the cost of land-based solar and floating solar has narrowed. Over the lifetime of a project, they are both close to reaching price parity.
Hybrid systems of floating PV and hydropower plants may hold the potential to produce a significant portion of the electricity generated globally according to the U.S. Dept. of Energy.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited Orlando to applaud the city's efforts to fight climate change.
The town of Windsor announced that its floating solar array had "successfully completed the testing phase and is now fully energized and online".