Floating solar

Laketricity is specialized in turning underutilized waterbodies into income producing floating solar farms. We offer the optimum solution to add value to your real estate by promoting and accelerating floating solar project development. We pledge on a durable strategy to accompany our partners by offering a turnkey solution adapted to your situation.

45 MWp

50 Projects

8 Countries

800 MWp by 2025

Floating solar applications

Irrigation

Hydro-dam

Water treatment

Quarry and Mining

Irrigation: Used for centuries, irrigation ponds are everywhere. Floating Solar systems offer a profitable solution for pond owner as it is compatible with their existing agricultural activities. FPV application protects the water by limiting the evaporation effect.

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Hydro-dam : Combining both Hydro-electricity and solar energy enables to increase the electricity production utilizing existing infrastructures. One of the major benefits of this hybridization is to address energy needs during peak hours while saving hydro-energy during intermittent hours.

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Water treatment : Water treatment utilities are electric intensive users. Choosing floating solar power plants as a local source of energy allows them to benefit from discounted price of electricity which reduces their bills and allows them to have long term visibility on electricity overheads.

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Quarry and Mining: Quarry and mining companies can create large water bodies through excavation activities that can be difficult to secure and maintain. Floating solar farms offer the most suitable solution to convert disused lakes into long term revenues.

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Irrigation

Used for centuries, irrigation ponds are everywhere. Floating Solar offers a profitable solution for pond owner as it is compatible with their existing agricultural activities. FPV application protects the water by limiting the evaporation effect.

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Hydro-dam

Combining both Hydro-electricity and solar energy enables to increase the electricity production utilizing existing infrastructures. One of the major benefits of this hybridization is to address energy needs during peak hours while saving hydro-energy during intermittent hours.

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Water treatment

Water treatment utilities are electric intensive users. Choosing floating solar as a local source of energy allows them to benefit from discounted price of electricity which reduces their bills and allow them to have long term visibility on electricity overheads.

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Quarry and Mining

Quarry and mining companies can create large water bodies through excavation activities that can be difficult to secure and maintain. Floating solar offers the most suitable solution to convert disused lakes into long term revenues.

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What do we offer ? 

Financial

  • Long-term lease agreement and / or land acquisition
  • Technical assessment
  • A unique expertise facilitating procedures and permits approvals for a quick project completion
  • A complete understanding of the site’s technical challenges

Technical

  • Floating solar plants are designed to meet any local standards and code compliance requirements. The floating technologies we use are durable and reliable, field and lab tested with a strong resilience to extreme weather conditions.
  • Integrated operation and maintenance services*

*the scope of services depends on the region

Integrated to its environment

  • Integrated Community: Floating solar is a good neighbour and is compatible with other commercial and industrial activities (fish-farming, fishery, water treatment etc.)
  • Environmental: implementation of positive action plans supporting the preservation and development of the local biodiversity.
  • Landscape: Each FPV project is designed to be integrated to the surroundings, current land use and natural onsite environment.

Our solutions

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Grid connection: The electricity produced by the floating solar power plant can be injected into the grid and/or used by the industrial activity nearby. At Laketricity, we propose integrated solutions for the electrical equipment to blend well into the existing landscape.

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Self-consumption/Off-grid: One of the main usage of the electricity produced by the FPV system is to off-set all or part of the local energy consumption of an industrial activity. With our floating solar array, you can use the electricity produced as a green source of energy and benefit from reduced energy bills.

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Batteries: We can equip our site with batteries which allow to store the electricity produced by the floating solar farm. This solution can provide the opportunity to implement peak shaving strategy and use the stored energy when your activity requires it.

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HydrogenThe energy produced by the solar panels on water can be combined to an electrolyser on site to produce Green Hydrogen for multiple applications: storage, clean mobility, or industrial usage.

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Anchoring: The anchoring of the FPV plant is one of the major steps in the floating solar array realization. That’s why, we will design conducts soil and Geotech studies to understand the site characteristics. Our team will design a comprehensive anchoring solution tailored to every site characteristic.

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PV panels and floats: We use floating floatovoltaic technologies which respect their direct environment. The floats we use are 100% recyclable with neutral to positive impact the biodiversity.

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Optional add-ons: We can arrange the installation of diverse charging stations for electrical devices (phones, cars, etc). The charging stations will be powered directly by the floating solar production.

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Integrated solutions: We are deeply involved in the integration of the floating solar plant. To do so, we imagine and develop integrated solutions in accordance with your local and environmental needs, priorities, and existing site activities.

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Grid connection: The electricity produced by the floating solar power plant can be injected into the grid and/or used by the industrial activity nearby. At Laketricity, we propose integrated solutions for the electrical equipment to blend well into the existing landscape.

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Self-consumption/Off-grid: One of the main usage of the electricity produced by the FPV system is to off-set all or part of the local energy consumption of an industrial activity. With our floating solar array, you can use the electricity produced as a green source of energy and benefit from reduced energy bills.

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Batteries: We can equip our site with batteries which allow to store the electricity produced by the floating solar farm. This solution can provide the opportunity to implement peak shaving strategy and use the stored energy when your activity requires it.

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Hydrogen: The energy produced by the solar panels on water can be combined to an electrolyser on site to produce Green Hydrogen for multiple applications: storage, clean mobility, or industrial usage.

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Anchoring: The anchoring of the FPV plant is one of the major steps in the floating solar array realization. That’s why, we will design conducts soil and Geotech studies to understand the site characteristics. Our team will design a comprehensive anchoring solution tailored to every site characteristic.

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PV panels and floats: We use floating floatovoltaic technologies which respect their direct environment. The floats we use are 100% recyclable with neutral to positive impact the biodiversity.

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Optional add-ons: We can arrange the installation of diverse charging stations for electrical devices (phones, cars, etc). The charging stations will be powered directly by the floating solar production.

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Integrated solutions: We are deeply involved in the integration of the floating solar plant. To do so, we imagine and develop integrated solutions in accordance with your local and environmental needs, priorities, and existing site activities.

Your benefits

As floating solar systems are fairly new to the solar industry, we thoroughly support developers, asset owners, and EPCs. We offer them assistance to maximize electricity generation, optimize system installation and reduce equipment and BOS costs. We offer independent design services and FPV reviews to reduce the risk of delays and financial losses due to technical, permitting, and / or interconnection challenges.

Pond owners

Our offer:

  • Value your unused space and/or enhance your revenues with a compatible activity
  • Bring a long-term and sustainable stream of income
  • Provide a turnkey solution for an aesthetic system with no additional fees and no heavy alteration of the site
  • Play a major and positive role in the energy transition by installing a floating solar projects
  • Benefit from a solution where permitting procedures are fully managed by our experts
  • Preserve precious land for agriculture, commercial, industrial, or municipal operations.
  • Limit water evaporation and algae bloom in reservoirs.
  • Continue to use the pond for the initial intended use.

At a time where energy reliability is a major concern, we can build floating power plants that enable to:

  • Hedge your energy price for twenty years limiting your exposure to volatility of electricity costs (up to 20%),
  • Reduce your electricity bills,
  • Help achieve sustainability targets of carbon and GHG emissions reduction.

We can develop and finance your floating solar project, with no investment required.

 

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Governmental authorities

You are at the heart of the energy transition in your area, and floating solar farms can become a keystone of your renewable energy plan:

  • Making the most of the unused public space generating green energy
  • Integrating energy solutions which preserve the environment, the biodiversity and your people
  • Combining green energy production with your economic activities. Floating solar solutions are compatible with a wide scope of application: recreational, as with fisheries, and industrial with water treatment applications for instance.
  • Benefiting from a comprehensive advisory services: our teams develop and manage the project from start to end
  • Becoming a major actor of the renewable energy development
  • Empower your region with renewable energy

 

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Developers, IPP and more

We propose a co-development solution and a large range of independent consulting and engineering services based on extensive expertise in the field. We can offer training session on prospecting tools and best FPV practices to fast track project development. From floating solar site feasibility studies to value engineering and development services, we can support any needs for developers, EPCs, utilities independent power producers (IPPs), co-operative (co-op).

 

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Floating solar benefits

  • Turns unused water surfaces into long term passive-income producing opportunity and significant savings on your electricity bill
  • Is compatible with existing activities: fishing, recreational, mining, …
  • Reduces evaporation and algae growth
  • Minimizes tree removal vs many ground mounted systems
  • Runs cooler and increases solar production