The opportunity lies in using the dam reservoir of hydroelectric facilities
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A pioneering project at the European level, the floating photovoltaic solar power plant at the Rabagão river basin, in Montalegre, tests the cooperation between solar energy and hydro, as well as the environmental and economic advantages of this new technology.
With 840 solar panels occupying an area of 2500 square meters, the platform has an installed capacity of approximately 220 kWp and an estimated annual production of around 300 MWh.
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Floating Solar Pannels
The opportunity lies in using the dam reservoir of hydroelectric facilities. Thanks to this the occupation of other areas of recognized utility (for agriculture, for example) can be avoided and it's possible to make use of the connection to the already installed electrical network that hydroelectric stations do not use constantly. Because there is more sunlight when there is less rain and vice versa.