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Italian engineer invents floating solar panels

Post Time:Feb 23,2012Classify:Industry NewsView:156

Photovoltaic panels floats on the surface of the lake of Colignola, in a village near Pisa, on January 11. While the water keeps the panels at low temperatures, reflectors are positioned to maximise solar capture at different times of day, making it more efficient than a traditional installation

Rays of the winter sun bounce off gleaming mirrors on the tiny lake of Colignola in Italy, where engineers have built a cost-effective prototype for floating, rotating solar panels.

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