Workshop - Floating PV: Europe’s next growth solar market

Floating solar photovoltaic plants are gaining traction all over the world, with projects underway in more than 60 countries. Around 1.6 GW of floating PV had been deployed in 2021 and the industry could reach up to 4.8 GW by 2026.

And this is just the beginning. In Europe alone, floating PV could generate 25 GW on inland waterways and 45 GW at sea.

Clearly, the potential is huge and there are many benefits to this technology. Floating PV supports the deployment of green energy whilst freeing up space for other uses, avoiding conflicts over the use of land. It also helps to slow down evaporation in dams and waterways, contributing to water preservation.

However, there are challenges. Floating PV costs between 4 and 8 percent more than terrestrial PV and the regulatory regime is lacking in many countries. On the technical side, the inclination and anchoring of the structure needs to be improved to prevent connections between panels from breaking due to strong gusts of wind.

In this workshop, experts with hands on experience share their insights into the technological, commercial and regulatory aspects of floating PV. Join us at this online session to learn how you too could develop successful floating PV projects.


  • Learn about the policies aimed at boosting floating PV projects in Europe and understand whether your project could be eligible for funding
  • Find out how to the leading floating PV companies develop, design, build and operate their plants to maximize energy yields and ROI
  • Identify common pitfalls in solar PV O&M so you can avoid costly downtimes
  • Learn how to choose the right module size and the best anchoring systems to prevent structure breakages and drift under strong wind conditions 

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Workshop's Agenda

  • Overview of the permitting processes for different European regions.
  • Update on new European legislations that facilitate floating PV projects.
  • In-depth cases of mature European markets.
  • What is needed to build a successful business case for these projects.
  • Rising to the development challenges: supply chain constraints, high costs and complex permitting.
  • Lessons learned from project experiences.
  • Floating PV plant component breakdown: what to deploy and when.
  • Key differences between O&M for ground-mounted and floating PV projects.
  • Expectations on the upcoming technical challenges for floating PV.

June 7 at 9:00 PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST

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