This Japanese Plant Will Accommodate the Rise in Clean Energy

By: Mishal Omar - May 25, 2016
References: nytimes & popsci
In what will be "the world's largest array" of floating solar power, Japan will incorporate the rise in demand for the use of solar energy.

The floating solar power has several advantages including cost efficiency, since it is cheaper to use water rather than renting or buying land. The panels also have the capacity to be "hidden from public view" so that they do not obstruct any beautiful or important views. They also prevent water evaporation which would be good for areas that are susceptible to droughts and will restrict algal blooms which have a negative effect on water. Because the water they are placed on is cool, the floating solar panels are also more efficient than land-based solar panels.

With the the rise in global temperatures comes the need to preserve and protect water and these floating solar panels will help in this process.