Floating solar farms: How ‘floatovoltaics’ could provide power without taking up valuable real estate

New report spotlights benefits of installing solar panels on bodies of water. By Joseph Bennington-Castro for NBC News As they’ve become cheaper and more efficient, electricity-generating [...]


Dead coal mines everywhere are being reincarnated as solar farms

By Echo Huang for Quartz Media The world is quickly abandoning coal, the dirtiest of fossil fuels. But that’s not the end of the road for coal mines—in many countries they’re coming back to life [...]


China Building Second Enormous Floating Solar Farm on Top of Defunct Coal Mine

By Lorraine Chow for EcoWatch An old coal mine is being reborn as an enormous renewable energy plant. The state-run energy company China Three Gorges New Energy Co. is building a 150-megawatt [...]

World’s Biggest Floating Solar Farm Goes Live on Top of a Former Coal Mine

by Global Citizen for EcoWatch Coal power is getting buried in China—both literally and figuratively. Earlier this week, a new floating solar farm went live in the Chinese city of Huainan above a [...]


Trial floating solar installation in Orlando is first of hopefully many for Florida utility

by  Kelly Pickerel for Solar Power World Minnesota might be known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but Florida is pretty water-dense too. The state has 30,000 lakes spread across three million acres [...]


Floating solar is a win-win energy solution for drought-stricken US lakes

Philip Warburg for Environment 360, part of the Guardian Environment Network. Thursday 30 June 2016 10.00 EDT The Colorado River’s two great reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, are in retreat. [...]