Several solar module technologies are being tested with the deployment of a 30 kW floating PV system in Catania, Sicily.
Enel Green Power, the renewable energy unit of Italian utility Enel, is testing different kinds of components and plant configurations for future large-scale projects in reservoirs of its hydropower plants throughout the world.
At present, three plant configurations have been built and are in operation and the utility company believes there is still room for innovation entailing technology improvement and cost reduction.
Several locations is being tested by Enel in order to select the most promising ones for future large-scale solar plants. The performance of experimental trials will allow it to optimize plant parameters.