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Floating Solar Workshop

13th September 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST

The deployment of floating photovoltaics (FPV) is increasing rapidly across the globe, generally targeting both onshore and offshore locations where available land is scarce. Significant global investment in FPV installation is underway. However, many challenges exist for FPV technologies and research efforts are expected to gather pace. Intended to stimulate UK research activity in FPV, this FREE to attend online workshop, co-promoted with the Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub, features key industry actors along with international and UK researchers working on both offshore and onshore FPV, who will present talks setting out the industry drivers, research challenges and potential impacts of FPV.



Online, Wednesday 13th September, 13.30 16.30 BST (GMT+1)

The online workshop is free and open to all. The full workshop schedule and talk titles will be announced shortly.


Speakers Confirmed:

Prateek Joshi (NREL): “Overview of NREL’s Research on Floating Solar Photovoltaics (FPV), including Technical Potential Assessments”



Felix Gorintin (Innosea): Talk Title TBC



Stefan Wieland (Fraunhofer ISE): “Exploring FPV synergies: Pareto optima of PV yield and waterbody climate resilience”



Sofia Rocha (Lancaster University): “Physical, chemical, and biological impacts of floatovoltaics on aquatic systems: what do we know?”



Luofeng Huang (Cranfield University): “Unlock the future of floating solar power plants on the ocean”




Gerhardus Human (Lightsource BP): Talk Title TBC




Madjid Karimirad (Queen’s University Belfast): “Dynamics of Floating Solar: Experimental and Numerical Assessment”



Spyros Angeli (Glasgow Caledonian University): “Site identification analysis for floating Solar PV, using Geographical Information Systems (GIS)”










Christopher Malins
01509 635250