What to consider when installing a floating solar array

By Kelly Pickerel Floating solar arrays are gaining popularity in Asia and Europe but have not yet caught on in the United States. That may soon change, as work has begun on a 3.2-MW floating solar array in Sayreville, New Jersey—most likely the nation’s largest. The $12 million project—developed by Power Grid Capital and engineered by RETTEW—is being built on a reservoir for the Bordentown Avenue Water Treatment Plant and should be completed before the year’s end.
Solar Power World talked with Jason Wert, senior technical engineer for RETTEW, about the learning curve of building solar on top of water in the United States

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