The Queen Elizabeth II reservoir in London is set to become home to the European continent's largest floating solar array. This particular array will offer a peak capacity of 6.3 Megawatts. In the first year itself, it will likely put out close to 6 million kilowatt-hours, which is sufficient to power up around 1,800 homes.
The array is being built specifically to contribute to the power needs of the Thames Water water company, part of the firm's objective to generate a third of its energy needs by the year 2020.
While there's no doubt that this solar array requires monumental efforts of labor and resources, the payoff is well worth it as it will continue to lead one of the world's major mega-cities toward a more sustainable and comfortable future.