Isifloating is a new product from Spanish company, Isigenere, that looks to maximize the use of vastly underutilized space on lakes, reservoirs, and other large bodies of water. Isifloating uses a patented floating solar technology which enables the covering of partial or entire water surfaces providing several benefits aside from the solar production that will be generated from the system.
Isifloating consists of compact injection molded bays that can be nested and stacked for easy transportation. 1MW of racking takes up less than 8 - 40’ containers of space. Each bay connects seamlessly to one another to create a continuous overlay on the water surface with modules being mounted 1 to 1 with each bay. This allows for flexibility to add to the system if needed and for the system to react and adapt to changing water levels, weather conditions, and other changing conditions.
Aside from the obvious environmental benefits of a clean renewable energy source that’s being generated, there are several other benefits that using a floating solar array like Isifloating can provide.
Covering the water surface with Isifloating will lead to an approximately 80% reduction in water evaporation from the water space being utilized. As well, covering the water surface leads to improved water quality by reducing the sunlight available to and hindering the growth of algae and other microorganisms that require maintenance to clean out of water supplies.
As well, by utilizing water areas that would normally be uncovered for solar arrays you are freeing up land that would be used for arrays. This allows the land to be put to use in other ways; agriculture, livestock farming, or protection of natural wildlife areas.