Will Africa follow suit on Asia’s upbeat plans to develop floating solar across the continent?

In January 2020, floating solar in Africa came into the global spotlights with the announcement of the winning bidder for the 4 MWAC  floating PV system to be built on Le Rocher lagoon in Mahé in Seychelles. This IPP project is a notable achievement for the continent and for the entire world as it pushes further both technical and commercial boundaries.

In this paper, Celine Paton, Senior Financial Analyst at SERIS, the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, and expert on floating solar globally shares with us insights on the global market of FPV, the drivers and benefits of this new segment of the solar industry, and why this is a technology we should all keep a close look at.