Floating Solar Products
Introducing Floating Solar, a unique, new large-scale solar technology that Layfield can design and install on existing ponds, eliminating the need to use premium land space. As the experts in pond lining and floating cover design, it made sense for us to look into floating solar. We now have three floating solar designs available.
Layfield’s Open Water Floating Solar can be installed on new or existing ponds and be deployed into a full pond. Layfield provides full floating solar project development services including the solar and floating cover designs, procurement, installation, commissioning and maintenance.
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Floating solar not only has the immediate benefit of generating clean power, but the solar islands also help in the operation of the ponds. The area under the solar island is screened from sunlight, cooling the water and helping to reduce algae and duckweed buildup while at the same time reducing evaporation and odors. These features make floating solar a great option for irrigation ponds, reclaimed water storage ponds, and wastewater treatment ponds.
Floating Solar Covers are typically floated onto full wastewater treatment ponds and are not usually designed for significant water level fluctuations. Floating Solar cover systems will provide complete evaporation and algae control. Floating Cover Solar systems can be installed in new construction or added to an existing pond filled with water.
Floating solar takes advantage of the flat open area of a pond surface to provide a clear and unobstructed solar installation. Floating solar is especially effective in areas where land for ground-mount solar is either prohibitively expensive or unavailable. Floating solar is also an effective way to add solar near electrical demand as ponds are often located next to municipal and industrial sites.