The innovative and patented floating solar system Hydrelio® allows standard PV panels to be installed on large bodies of water such as drinking water reservoirs, quarry lakes, irrigation canals or remediation and tailing ponds.
A simple and affordable alternative to ground-mount solar systems, floating solar is particularly suitable for energy and water-intensive industries who cannot afford to waste either land or water. By covering a significant surface area on a body of water, the system conserves water by reducing evaporation, while the shading from its panels limits algae growth. The system presents no risks or dangers to wildlife and surrounding habitats when implemented.
Furthermore, the natural cooling effect provided by the water allows the PV panels to operate more efficiently and produce more power than traditional ground-mounted systems. Floating solar is the perfect solution for many types of water bodies, including dams, quarry lakes, irrigation or water reclamation reservoirs, and water treatment holding ponds. Additionally, these man-made water bodies are typically unobstructed from the sun, kept out of sight, and located near energy-intensive processes making these spaces ideal candidates for solar PV systems.
Our partner, Ciel & Terre, is the pioneer of floating solar with their patented technology, Hydrelio®. Holding 90+% of the world's market share, we are pleased to use this technology in all of our floating PV projects.
As a proven and tested solution, Hydrelio® has a 25+ year lifetime. Today, the Hydrelio® has delivered over 490+ MWp of grid-connected projects. The Hydrelio® has created 210+ PV farms in more than 30 countries.
Easy to adapt to any electrical configuration
Scalable from low to high power generation
No tools or heavy equipment needed
All materials can be recycled
Reduction of water evaporation to conserve irrigation or drinking water
Slower algae growth thanks to the shielding of the water by the floating island
Low environmental impact: no excavation work, no impact on water quality
Return on investment boosted from the low lease price and installation costs
Streamlined manufacturing process to ensure low production cost and competitive system prices
Higher electricity production thanks to the cooling effect of water on panels and cables