Europe’s largest floating power station set to power up

Europe's largest floating power station

Europe’s largest floating power farm is close to completion and is all set to power up, in spite of a cut in solar subsides which left its fate at risk.

The £6 million (about $8 million) project will help power local water treatment plants that provide clean drinking water to London and south-east England’s 10 million residents. However, its being depended on beating a deadline given by government to cut solar subsidies.

Nick Boyle CEO of Lightsource to SKY News said “the panels and the wires work optimally at a cooler temperature.” He further added “Plus in an area such as this – this is built up London – space is at a premium, and this is utilising space that wasn’t being utilised for anything else than water treatment, which it can still do.”

The 6.3 megawatt array consists of 23,000 solar panels that established on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir at Walton-on-Thames, a suburb of London near Heathrow Airport. Each solar panel is mounted on an air-filled float joined together to make rafts.

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