Three floating solar islands to launch on Swiss lake this year

Two Swiss companies have teamed up to build three floating “solar islands”, each with 100 photovoltaic panels, on Lake Neuchâtel this year. Each of the floating islands — made by energy company Viteos and photovoltaics specialist Nolaris — will measure 25 metres in diameter, are to be used as laboratories to test concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies. CSP plants concentrate sunlight onto boilers to produce steam, which is sent via a pipeline to a shore-based plant where it drives steam t

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