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A floating solar farm was built in Germany

The first utility-scale floating solar power plant was launched recently in Rechen, Germany. The 2300 solar panels afloat on the surface of a quarry pond are expected to produce 736 MWh of electricity per year.

The power generated by the Rechen solar farm will be used by the mining company Ossola GmbH – primarily for its own consumption. It is a further interesting feature of the floating solar power plant that it is kept in position by a single special mooring line attached to the rather rugged and uneven bottom of the lake.

Ciel&Terre, the company that built the plant, believe that if the Rechen project is successful and if it does generate the amount of power predicted, then, having conquered Japan, France, South Korea, China, Brazil, Taiwan and the United States, they could build more floating solar farms in the Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, and other locations in Germany.

The solar panel farm is only connected to the bottom of the quarry pit by a single special mooring cable Photo: cieletterre.us

Source: Napi.hu

Further information: CleanTechnika

How recent political conflicts can be the consequences of insufficient water resources

Interview with Professor Aaron Wolf, Director of the Program in Water Conflict Management, Oregon State University (USA).

Budapest Water Summit attracts tremendous interest

A great many people were interested in the Budapest Water Summit – the importance of the event is attested by the fact that over 2,300 people from 118 countries had applied to attend the event, and along with the over 30 ministerial delegations, leaders of international organisations and multilateral financing institutions, as well as water industry experts have also attended.

BWS Bulletin – Daily report of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 – The third day

The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the third day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the so-called BWS Bulletin.

János Áder: Young people would like to preserve Hungary as their grandparents saw it

Young people wish to live in a clean environment, that natural need is the message of the drawings, photos and posters they submitted to the competition, said President János Áder to journalists after the awards ceremony of the SDG for Kids competition at the Budapest Water Summit.

Papal message to the participants of the Budapest Water Summit 2019

BWS Bulletin – Daily report of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 – The second day

The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the second day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the BWS Bulletin

BWS Bulletin – Daily report of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 – The first day

The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the first day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the so-called BWS Bulletin.

Budapest Water Summit 2019 – Closing remarks

Watch the video recording of the opening ceremony.

Is Our Institutional Architecture Capable of Supporting Transformation?

Watch the video recording of the session.

Transboundary Water Affairs – How to Move from Risks to Opportunities?

Watch the video recording of the session.

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