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Fast and non-invasive construction

We have worked with you to secure the financing you needed to build your floating solar power plant, now it’s time to build it!
We’ll supervise the entire construction process, ensuring compliance with the installation deadlines and standards of an on-water photovoltaic power plant.

During the construction stage of the floating solar power plant, we make sure that it is best suited to your site conditions. The floating solar technologies we choose are designed to be quick and easy to install, without altering the surrounding environment or banks.

6
projects under construction

45
MWp under construction

2
weeks in average to build 1MWp

Building a floating solar plant with Laketricity

By entrusting your floating solar project to our teams, you can be sure of being supported by floating solar experts.

We will make sure that your site is respected during the construction of the power plant by providing solutions that will not interfere with your main activity or your environment. Your floating solar project will be managed by a dedicated project manager who will be your key contact. He or she will oversee all stages of construction.

Site preparation

  • Definition of site access, assembly and storage areas, transformer station and life facilities,
  • Installation of a launch ramp for the islands, depending on the type of site.

Anchoring installation of the floating solar plant

  • Anchors positioning on the bank and/or lakebed,
  • Locking the anchors to guarantee their position,
  • Installation of mooring lines.

Assembling of the floating solar power plant

  • Installation of solar panels on the mounting system,
  • Assembly of floats and structure according to the planned configuration,
  • Installation of the platform on the water and mooring lines on each floating solar island.

Connecting the solar power plant to the grid

  • Cable routing in maintenance aisles,
  • Cable connection to junction boxes,
  • Final connection to the transformers installed on the banks.

Discover our last floating solar projects built worldwide

The Yukimine Kami Ike project
Floating photovoltaic system on an irrigation pond

A floating solar power plant project developed by Laketricity: discover the Yukimine Kami Ike floating PV power plant installed on an irrigation pond in Japan. The entire structure covers 59% of the water surface. The anchorage was made with percussion earth driven anchors.

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The Taixi Fishery PV #1 project
Floating solar panels on a fish pond

It all began in 2016 when Cedric Jaeg, CEO of Laketricity Taiwan, joined a working group on the development of solar power plants applied to aquaculture. As a result of this consortium, in 2017 Laketricity Taiwan won a tender to supply the floating solution that would be used to test FPV on...

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The Santa Lucia project
Floating solar panels on a water treatment pond

In 2018, our director Eva Pauly-Bowles met Forrest Arthur, Managing Director of the Santa Lucia Preserve. This community had two artificial lakes on its land, used for water treatment facility and irrigation for its golf course. Santa Lucia is located in Monterey county, California, and as for many reservoirs in the area,...

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The Sobradinho project
Floating solar panels on a hydro-dam

The Sobradinho dam was built in the 1970s on one of Brazil's main rivers: Rio São Francisco. Its flow is used to generate electricity thanks to the hydroelectric dam installed on the reservoir. In 2016, the Brazilian government decided to launch an R&D program to study the hybridization of a floating photovoltaic...

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The Saiko Ike project
Floating solar panels on an irrigation pond

Saiko Ike is located in the mountainous area of central Hyogo Prefecture and has very clean water. The pond is owned by the Land Improvement District and managed by a local farmer’s association. Floating solar power is very popular in this area and is installed on six different ponds, including Saiko Ike,...

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The Sugu #2 project
Floating solar panels on a water retention pond

Learn about this floating solar power plant in Taiwan. 3,840 PV modules installed on a water retention pond. The whole structure covers 28% of the water surface. The anchoring was made with anchors on the banks of the pond.

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The Kayama project
Floating solar panels on an irrigation pond

A floating solar project developed by Laketricity: discover the Kayama floating PV power plant installed on an irrigation reservoir in Japan.

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The Sugu #1 project
Floating solar applied on a water retention pond

A floating solar project developed by Laketricity: discover the Sugu #1 floating PV power plant installed on a water retention reservoir in Taiwan. The floating structure covers 15% of the total water surface. The floating solar power plant was anchored using a hybrid method: at the bottom of the pond, but also...

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The Watashi Ike project
Floating solar panels on an irrigation pond

Discover the Watashi Ike floating solar power plant, Japan: a floating PV project developed by Laketricity and installed on an irrigation lake. The whole structure covers 52% of the water surface. The anchoring was made with Percussive driven earth anchors.

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The Piolenc project
Floating solar panels on a quarry lake

Piolenc is the very first project developed by Laketricity (formerly Multimega, the development arm of the Ciel & Terre group). It is also the first French floating solar pilot, installed on the company's own initiative. The project was developed in collaboration with Akuo, who remained active during the development phase and made...

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The Taixi Fishery PV #2 project
Floating solar panels on a fish pond

It all began in 2016 when Cedric Jaeg, CEO of Laketricity Taiwan, joined a working group on the development of solar power plants applied to aquaculture. As a result of this consortium, in 2017 Laketricity Taiwan won a tender to supply the floating solution that would be used to test FPV on...

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The Ichinomiya Ike project
Floating solar panels on an irrigation pond

Discover the Ichinomiya Ike floating solar power plant, Japan: a floating photovoltaic project developed by Laketricity and installed on an irrigation lake. The whole structure covers 32% of the water surface. The anchoring was made with percussive driven earth anchors.

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The Tano Ike project
Floating solar panels on an irrigation pond

A floating PV project developed by Laketricity: discover the Tano Ike floating solar power plant installed on an irrigation reservoir in Japan.

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The Windsor, California project
Floating solar panels on a water treatment plant

Around every two years, the city of Windsor measures its greenhouse gas emissions and analyzes them with the aim of reducing them. In 2017, it was found that 38% of the city's carbon footprint was due to wastewater treatment facilities. To mitigate the impact of the sewage treatment plant, the city of...

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The Hikita Ike project
Floating solar panels on an irrigation pond

Hikita Ike is located in Katsuragi City, Nara Prefecture, and is surrounded by many rice fields. Agriculture and fish farming are very present in this region. The pond is owned by the Land Improvement District, a local farmers’ organization, and has been leased to fish farmers for a long time. It offered...

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The Hanaoka Ike project
Floating solar panels on an irrigation pond

Hanaoka Ike is located in Minamiawaji City, Hyogo Prefecture, which is locally renowned for its onion production. The pond is owned by the City and managed by the local farmer’s association. A pond near Hanaoka Ike has hosted a floating solar project which has therefore started to generate renewable energy in return...

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The Jiali project
Floating solar panels on an irrigation pond

Find out more about the floating solar panels project in Taiwan. 3,294 PV panels installed on an irrigation pond.

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The Magase ike project
Floating solar panels on an irrigation pond

Magase Ike is located in Awaji Island, Minamiawaji City, Hyogo prefecture. The pond where the project is installed is owned by the town and 5 districts administrate it. The pond’s water is for agricultural use only. The first contact to the Administrator of the 5 districts was in June 2018, and we...

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