Solar Panels on Tailings Ponds


Solar Panels on Tailings Ponds

An innovative and energy-smart concept to harness clean solar power for multiple applications is being tested in the Mediterranean, off the island of Malta. Conceived and developed by researchers at MIRARCO and Laurentian University in Sudbury, Canada, the Offshore Passive Photo-Voltaic (OPPV) project is using thin solar panels (photo-voltaic cells) floating on the water’s surface to generate energy.

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